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Rethinking the Workplace: Tips for Remote Working

After a rapid transition during lockdown, many businesses have begun to recognise the benefits of remote working and workplace flexibility, such as better work-life balance, increased employee productivity, engagement and retention, less absenteeism and reduced costs; ultimately boosting their bottom line.

In our previous blog post, we looked at remote recruitment and onboarding (give that a read here). In this post, we share advice and insights on how to adapt your business and infrastructure for this new world of work.

Does Your Business Still Need a Permanent Office?

Ben Collier (Co-Founder at Ocasta) shares their thought process of giving up the office and moving to a full, long-term remote working structure. We also cover:

  • The logistics involved in becoming completely remote
  • How to engage your team in this process
  • What work-life looks like without an office
  • The advantages of staying remote

Adapting Your Infrastructure for Remote Working

Neville Louzado (Head Of Sales at Hyve Managed Hosting) shares his top tips and advice on how to set up your tech infrastructure for remote working, considerations you should be aware of, pitfalls to avoid, and requirements for a distributed workforce.

Hyve also published a helpful blog post on the subject, which you can check out here.

Healthy Home Working for Your Employees

Jo Blood (Director at Posture People) shares her advice on how to help your employees set up healthy home working environments.

Creating healthy home workspaces for your employees not only enables them to work effectively but can reduce sick days and increase productivity. Although it might not be practical for every employee to have a whole office setup in their home or for an employer to buy new equipment, there are steps that can be taken to help. 

Get in touch with them to book a free DSE and workplace assement here.

What & How To Budget For Remote Working

Mark Horsfield, Business Services Assistant Manager at Plus Accounting shares his tips on how remote offices and distributed homeworking teams might impact on your cash flow as well as his best practice advice on managing your finances.

He'll cover: 

  • An overview of the ways that providing a remote workspace may affect your cashflow.
  • Financial considerations of creating remote offices.
  • Best practice advice on supporting the additional costs that employees may face whilst working from home.

You can find out about other upcoming Breakfast Sessions over on our Events calendar. And, of course, a huge thank you to Plus Accounting for sponsoring this series of events!

How Emerging Tech Can Enhance Employee Experience and Engagement

And if you're interested in how a large organisation have been using emerging tech to keep their colleagues connected and supported, especially over lockdown, check out our panel event with the team from Legal and General.

They share

  • How they've used robotics and AI to improve the employee experience day-to-day.
  • How a new tool is helping to enable a diverse and inclusive culture.
  • Their ‘digital workplace’ and how they’re using tools to support the wellbeing of colleagues and help them to collaborate.


About the author

Rebecca Groves

Hi, I'm Wired Sussex's Skills and Talent Strategy Lead. I oversee our skills and talent strategy for the regional digital sector. This includes the delivery of activity which addresses this strategy, such as our annual Talent festival, and working with members to help them benefit from our initiatives.

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