A couple of weeks ago, the law that allows home offices was approved in Mexico by the Senate . And although this practice was already carried out, as such it did not have a legal framework that nowadays supports it.
According to a study by the consulting firm Deloitte: “64% of millennials value having flexibility to work from various locations, such as home” and there are other studies in Mexico such as COPARMEX, where it is mentioned that these types of policies can increase productivity in your company by up to 28%.
If you are one of the companies that is about to start implementing this virtual modality, it is important that you prepare yourself. It is normal that we underestimate the things that are necessary for our collaborators to be ready to do home office and be more productive, so we have a list of basics for your collaborators to get the most out of it from day one:
1. Good internet access
We take it for granted, but not having a good internet link at home can be the difference between a good day at home office and endless frustration. The worst thing that could happen to your employee on his home office day is having to call the internet provider during mid-morning because the service is poor.
One of the great advantages of working at your office desk is often access to a screen of comfortable dimensions. A luxury that you cannot replicate when you find yourself working in locations such as: coffee shops and restaurants, but it is certainly a luxury that your employees can have at home.
3. Collaboration solutions
Virtual collaboration tools have opened up a series of products and services that undoubtedly make the home office a convenience within the reach of many. Today, thanks to innovation in collaboration solutions, it is possible to have access to different channels of conversation with your entire team and your clients . Additionally, having the extension of your corporate telephone at home is a basic that you can not miss for anything.
4. Work space
What would be the advantage of working from home if you do not feel totally comfortable? Having a good chair and a good table become essential requirements so that your employees can have the necessary comfort to be as or more productive at home as they are in the office. Ask them to define a unique and exclusive space to work that has good lighting, if not, it will be normal for them to have distractions related to the daily problems of their home.
5. A voltage regulator
In offices it is a fact that all stations have voltage regulators in each of their electricity outlets. But do you have voltage regulators at home? Although voltage changes are less and less common and technological equipment more and more advanced, you do not want to wake up with the news that your employee had his equipment burned because of this, ask them to have at least one in their work station at home .
6. Computer It is
essential to have a good laptop with all the accesses and functions that your collaborators may require, since finally our wish is for them to be as or more productive than in the office.
These six tools are essential for employees and employers can effectively begin to make home office. As an employer, it is essential that you guarantee the tools with which your collaborator will develop their activities to perform at their best.
At Evox, aware of this new transformation, we have developed flexible plans and licenses through CollaborationOne for your company’s collaborators so that everyone can have the best work team and the best software that will allow them to always be connected and doing home office. in the most efficient way possible.
And here you can see the prices of our CollaborationOne licenses.