More and more companies are looking at allowing their employees to work from home. Whether it is just for emergencies or for full-time remote employment, executives need to look at their IT infrastructure to ensure they are ready for remote working.
First off, why do employees want to work from home?
Some employees want the flexibility to stay home with a sick child or even if they are slightly sick. Having access to work allows them to stay functional and not burn PTO (Personal Time Off) days and to meet deadlines. Other employees seek to work from home to focus on work without the distractions of an office, such as people knocking on their door or the noise of working in an open environment. Working from home also lets employees with long commutes shrink their work day because they do not need to spend hours commuting. Heck, they can get by with a quick shower instead of getting dressed up for work, which also saves time.
As an employer, you have benefits too.