Remote working is on the rise. Enabling users to connect and work from home or on the road can be a valuable component of disaster recovery plans, and contingency plans for epidemic outbreaks like Swine Flu. It can also help organizations cut costs and save money by reducing or eliminating the need for travel and face-to-face meetings.
Warwick Ashford put together a list of Five Tips for Implementing Remote Working. Here are the high-level bullets:
- Perform a cost-benefit analysis
- Consult the staff
- Establish a remote worker security policy
- Define the acceptable flexible work arrangements
- Conduct user training for effective remote worker
Take a look at the article for more details, and take a look at implementing an effective remote working arrangement for your organization.