No employer wants to make their workers' lives unnecessarily hard. Beyond the obvious-that your job is genuinely impossible to do from home-there is another good reason your employer might not be granting remote working requests: infrastructure.
Firms can reap the benefits of remote working beyond savings on office space - including attracting new talent and keeping staff for longer.
Nigel Davies, CEO and founder of UK-based digital workplace software developer Claromentis told us, one of the core elements of the digital workplace needs to be software integration.
Less than half (47%) of U.S. employees say their company provides remote work options, yet 76% will take advantage when it's offered. That's according to a 2020 survey by Robert Half of 2,800 workers employed in office environments.
"Having information that is easily digestible in a glance also helps users 'on the move' who may have bad connections or limited bandwidth." - Nigel Davies, founder of digital workplace software Claromentis
Claromentis founder Nigel Davies found flexible working has helped him hire and keep staff happy, particularly if they're from the tech-savvy millennial generation or generation Z.
Today's digital workplaces are barely recognizable as the intranets of 20 years ago. A menagerie of communication and workflow tools let us work from wherever we can find WiFi or mobile internet.
How does a remote CEO successfully manage a fully remote workforce of 57 people scattered across more than 20 U.S. states? Turns out, not all that differently, and there's plenty of time for family and outdoor pursuits.
The charity sector has a complicated relationship with power. In many respects, the sector depends on it. Power is required to make things happen: to campaign, to influence, to fundraise and to have an impact. But too much power - particularly when it is being held in the wrong places - can contradict everything charities seek to achieve.