One of the core benefits of cloud computing is to make more agile working practices a reality. By enabling employees to work remotely and from locations other than their workplace desks, businesses can reap the benefits of reductions in overheads, as well as improvements in productivity and the more positive company culture that tends to result from giving employees more choices.
Greater productivity and flexibility with cloud computing
A cloud infrastructure enables organisations to move away from inefficient and restrictive entrenched processes and to create new opportunities for flexibility and productivity.
Cloud computing upgrades communication
If you have staff working remotely then communication between them is always “on,” as office hours tend to matter less. This can improve collaboration between teams and create opportunities for innovation and inspiration outside of stifling office environments.
Engaged employees are more productive
According to The McKinsey Global Institute, productivity improves by 20-25% in organisations with connected employees. One of the major factors in employee engagement is staff feeling valued by an employer. The flexible working programmes that are enabled by cloud computing give employees the opportunity to have more choice in terms of how they manage their lives. That could be factoring in childcare responsibilities or wellness commitments. With cloud computing, employees need only a device and a secure login to access systems to complete work from any location. This gives them more flexibility about fulfilling commitments to work and life and makes staff feel that their life choices matter and they are valued.
Not everyone works best in an office
In fact, a 2016 study of American remote workers found that 91% felt they were actually more productive at home. Home may be quieter, with fewer distractions – no water cooler gossip or endless meetings – and it may be more comfortable. Staff working from home are often more conscientious and keen to live up to the trust that has been placed in them. Home working – and the productivity benefits that brings - would not be possible without cloud computing.
Use cloud computing to ensure your employees are maximising productivity at their peak times. Flexible working enabled by cloud computing gives employees the opportunity to focus their efforts during the hours in which they are at their most productive. Some of us function incredibly efficiently in the early morning, others late at night. A 9-5 day does not suit everyone and if you want to optimise the performance of your workforce, cloud computing can help you to make that happen.
Cloud computing makes employees happier
The benefits of cloud computing are that employees have more freedom over their movements while at the same time having the tools to work well and develop in their jobs. The result is happier and more productive employees, who are more effective, and less likely to look for a position elsewhere.
It is important to ensure that your network infrastructure is secure and fit for purpose when you invest in cloud computing – we can design and build an efficient and cost effective infrastructure that will help your business reap the benefits of cloud computing.
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