Offsite Work using Digital
The digital age has changed the way we communicate and hence the way that we can work. With the advancement in digital technology, work can occur at any place at any time and 24/7 if needs be.
Small Businesses should take advantage of the many new ways that work can be conducted using these digital technologies to make their business run more efficiently and help them make more of their valuable time.
The use of video conferencing or online meetings means that you can stay at your place of work and still be connected to offsite staff especially with the use of email being the preferred form of business communication. This will allow you and your staff to have written confirmation with a date and time of your agreement or concerns that can be worked through on the phone or at a one-to-one meeting if need be.
When a group of people are working towards a common goal and that team stays focused, a thriving work place can be created. This type of environment will certainly create motivation and ensure productive and creative work transpires. This is the benefit of having a team of staff that work together at an onsite office. Problems can be resolved quickly and new efficient ways of working can be implemented from one day to the next.
This is the essence of a great company with a strong work ethic. However, with the vast amounts of digital apps available, great team work and face to face communication may get lost. That is the reason that small start-ups who have a great team are able to deal with new innovation better and launch a new service or product relatively quickly. With the rise of digital disruption, small businesses who have a strong team who work well in finding solutions to maximize customer satisfaction and engagement, will ultimately outsmart their competition.
It is imperative that small businesses take advantage of all that is digital and apply it to their business to provide new growth and efficiency. However, a great team of staff that have grown together and achieved positive results can almost never be replaced. So, offsite work may aid you along the way to growth but you should always strive to create a strong team onsite that will finally deliver great business achievements.
Shoaib Aslam is the co-founder of Pearl Chartered Accountants, a UK-based chartered accountancy firm that has multiple locations across London. They are experts in helping startups and established businesses with all aspects of growth, strategy, scaling up, accounting and tax planning.