Worried about letting your start-up team work remotely?

Here’s six reasons why you might want to give it a go

Running a business means knowing everything about your business. You’ve got to have a complete, 360-view on all aspects; from costs and revenues through to customer happiness and supplier readiness.

So, doesn’t it make sense to have all your staff under one roof where you can keep an eye on everyone? After all, this is a tried and test formula – people have worked from offices for centuries.

Times have changed.

While working on site might have once been an essential, now that we’re well into the age-of-the-internet, remote working is not only possible, it’s encouraged.

Enabling your team to work remotely can offer a whole host of benefits. Here are six reasons why you might want to give it chance:

  1. Don’t miss out on talent –with 4.2 million people regularly working from home in the UK, if you’re insisting that your team must come to the office five days a week, you’re instantly excluding a sizable pool of talent that could add real value to your small business. Similarly, don’t leave yourself limited to what’s local – join the thousands of start-ups who are pulling in skilled workers from across the globe.
  • Keep your team productive –far from being a point of distraction, productivity peaks while working from home? A study revealed that productivity while working from home averaged 7.7/10, compared with just 6.5/10 for office workers.
  • Cut your usual costs – office space doesn’t come cheap and it’s especially expensive if you want office space in a prime central city location. You could save yourself significant amounts of cash by reducing the size of your office space, or getting rid of your office space altogether, leaving you more to spend on talent, training or new tech.  
  • The tech’s there to support you –while tech alone won’t ensure your employees are maintaining productivity while working from home, it can certainly provide the right conditions to do so. Samsung’s Dex docking station, for example, can turn a smartphone into a computer by connecting it to a screen, helping you travel light. Similarly, Samsung’s Knox can boost your security, providing defence-grade data protection across business phones. Best of all, it can be installed remotely.
  • Keep your team happy – can anyone really say they enjoy commuting? Whether you’re dodging traffic or jumping between tubes, it’s rarely the best part of your day.  What’s more, commuting is bad for your team’s health, as it leaves less time for exercise and increases snacking habits. Combine this with the fact that 82% of remote workers claim to be less stressed while working from home and you might just want to consider letting your team work remotely a little more often.
  • You can still get ‘facetime’ wherever you’re working –allowing your team to work from home doesn’t have to mean the end to face-to-face meetings, with technology like Skype for Business, Zoom and FaceTime all available at the push of a button, you can keep regular face-to-face meetings in the diary without having to worry about what your team are up to.

Next time you receive a request, remember its OK to let people work from the comfort of their sofa, garden or kitchen table and what’s more, it’s likely to help your business in the long run.

Working from home only works when your team have the right tools for the job – and that starts with a business phone – for the best deals on business phones, click here.

Worried about your security being compromised? Check out Samsung’s defence-grade security solution, Samsung Knox, here.

We want to do all we can to help your business’ bottom line, so, if you find a cheaper deal at O2, EE or Vodafone, we’ll match it. And give you one month’s line rental free!

At Carphone Warehouse Business, we compare the widest choice of networks, phones and tariffs to find the right deal for you. We are so confident that we won’t be beaten on price by any of our high street competitors; we’ve introduced our Price Promise. This means if you find a better upgrade, pay monthly or pay monthly SIM only deal on any smartphone at O2, EE or Vodafone, we’ll match it and pay your first month’s line rental. It has to be an above the line deal from a competitor. Proof of the offer will be required.

Our dedicated team of trained business experts are here to help. They can recommend the best network, tariff and handsets for your business. With our impartial knowledge, huge range and fast response times, we make it easy to find you the right deal.

Time is money – that’s why we offer a next business day delivery. Total reassurance with next day warranty replacement. Get a next day like for like replacement for faulty handsets instead of waiting for it to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair.

Next business day applies after the completion of a successful credit check.

Get in touch with our team of experts and tell us your business needs. They’ll then search all the networks and tariffs to find you the best deal for your business, guaranteed.