Homeworking

Homeworking – not a problem, your team love it!

Homeworking – I’ve settled the team, they are all working from home, popping into the office every now and again, they all have a computer – everybody is A OK – happy and efficient.

Are they? Well, there are a few things we can do to make sure everything runs like clockwork:

  • when they have technical issues
  • when they are handling the hundreds, thousands, or millions your business makes
  • when you just want to avoid any risks that may pop up along the way

Here goes, and to be honest its straightforward for a select band of geeks!

Homeworking checks

What ya doing in work?

What ya geek gonna do ‘bout it?

Staff working from the garden shed, the treehouse, the kitchen whilst cooking lunch – they could be working anywhere other than the office

Computer says Oh Yes – your geek HQ can support this quickly and easily

Using a phone for the meeting, a tablet for the banking, a laptop for timesheets running off solar power, national grid, or nuclear fission over a 56k modem, digital broadband, or a paper cup at either end of a piece of string

You need to help them maintain that connection to the main network, so if it does go down everything is safe and sound

We all still need to be able to share files, send data and work as a team.

Get the right tools for the right job, your team need devices and software to make things easy to share and collaborate

We all still need to be able to share files, send data and work as a team.

Get the right tools for the right job, your team need devices and software to make things easy to share and collaborate

Is it secret – are we safe? All the team and any sensitive data you handle often requires different tech outside of the office

Set up security that protects each employee wherever they are based, that also backs everything up – your geeks love doing things like this, in fat they pride themselves on their knowledge

 

 

The Pros & Cons of Working at Home

Working from home has become quite the hot topic lately, so let’s dive into the benefits and drawbacks of this pajama-clad workstyle.

First up, the benefits! One of the obvious perks is the flexibility. Say adios to long commutes and hello to a more relaxed morning routine. With no need to rush out the door, you can start your day in your comfortable PJs (no judgment here!). Plus, you have more control over your work environment, customise it just the way you like – whether it’s blasting your favourite tunes or having your furry friend as a cuddly co-worker.

Another huge benefit is the time saved. No more wasting precious hours stuck in traffic or trying to find a parking spot. You can use that extra time for a morning workout, taking care of errands, or catching up on your favourite Netflix series (guilty!).

However, let’s not forget there are drawbacks too. One major challenge is maintaining a work-life balance. When your home is also your office, it’s easy for boundaries to blur. Distractions like dirty dishes, the TV, or a pile of laundry can tempt you away from your work. It takes discipline to stay focused and create a dedicated work space.

Another downside is the lack of social interaction. Working from home can get pretty lonely, especially if you thrive on office banter and a bustling environment. The water-cooler chats and lunch breaks with colleagues become a thing of the past, leaving you feeling a bit isolated.

Lastly, let’s talk about the importance of proper boundaries. It’s crucial to establish set working hours and stick to them. Otherwise, you might find yourself stuck in work mode 24/7, constantly checking emails even during family time or Netflix marathons. Finding the right balance and setting boundaries is key to avoid burnout and maintain your sanity.

So, there you have it – the benefits and drawbacks of working from home. It’s all about finding what works best for you. Whether you embrace the flexibility and freedom or struggle with the lack of structure and social interaction, working from home is a unique experience that can be both rewarding and challenging. Embrace the positives, navigate the challenges, and make the most out of your work-from-home journey!

Need a hand? Then drop your geeks a line – they will sort it out at double time, it’s what they love doing and they are really good at it!

WTS Systems provide 24/7 support, secure monitoring, business continuity, cloud computing for SMEs across the UK.