Technology should be flexible
Inaccessibility can cost your business
Snowstorms, Car Problems, Vacations, Appointments, Transit Shutdowns, and Soccer Practice.
There are a million reasons that can stop you or one of your employees from coming into the office today. With smaller businesses, the effect of one employee not being at work can be substantial, sometimes leading to thousands of dollars lost and losing market share to your competitors.
Is flexibility really that important to your business?
There are countless studies out there showing how providing flexibility when necessary could be to your business if you provide it.
Here are some of the highlights of these studies.
- Unscheduled absences cost employers $1,800/employee/year. For a company of 10, that’s $18,000/year!
- 78% of employees who call in sick are not sick. But they need a day off to get some errand done, so why not give them the flexibility to get that errand done and still get the job done! Even Nicholas Bloom, a Professor at Harvard University, recommends employers give employees have one to two days a week at home for such purposes.
- In a UK study, being able to work remotely when needed reduced absenteeism from 63% to 20%! Employees felt more satisfied with work and were 13% more productive!
The Bottom Line
It’s simple: your entire office needs to be flexible and accessible at all times, even while you’re on the beaches of Barbados or enjoying a fine grappa in Italy.
IT Werks can provide you the flexibility you need when you need it so your business is moving forward everyday.
Goodbye wasted days!