Teleworking | What Is It and Why Implement It?

What Is teleworking and How Effective Is It?

teleworkingTeleworking (or telecommuting) involves using information technology and telecommunications to work remotely. Employees in an organization can use various applications and tools to work and communicate from home—they don’t need to commute for work. In addition, they can work from anywhere provided there is an internet connection, providing them access even in case of urgency out of office hours or while traveling.

Why Teleworking is a Buzzword

Ever wanted to be in the comfort of your bed while still being able to work? Teleworking encompasses the best of both worlds. You don’t have to spend countless hours commuting from one place to another. Additionally, it saves on commuting costs. You’re comfortable in your home, eating healthy home-cooked food. The best part is that you’re still working and making an active contribution.

Teleworking gives autonomy to employees to organize their time productively while giving importance to their personal lives and hobbies and acts as a delicate balance between one’s professional and personal life. Productivity increases, as employees are more often than not in a good mood.

One of the significant benefits is that organizations save a lot on infrastructure costs. Also, teleworking enhances the diversity in an organization—people from diverse, remote locations can work together on the same thing.

Teleworking advantages for the employer

An employer can significantly benefit from teleworking in many ways, including:

Reduced office running costs

An obvious advantage of teleworking is cost savings in office space, electricity, and other utilities. It is a great option for organizations that want to forgo the hassles of renting out an office space, buying furniture, and the overall traditional office space maintenance costs.

Increased productivity

Allowing employees to telework can reduce tardiness and general absenteeism. Besides, teleworking creates a flexible work-life balance, which in turn, motivates employees. Research shows that a highly motivated, remote workforce is more productive than a traditional workforce.

A larger pool of talent

With teleworking, organizations have the freedom to recruit skilled workers from outside their headquarters and regions. This creates a large talent pool—which means greater innovative thinking and productivity.

Business continuity in times of crisis

Without a teleworking infrastructure, your business is likely to suffer if there is a natural calamity such as an earthquake or a pandemic such as COVID-19. A proper teleworking infrastructure can help you navigate such disasters by allowing your employees to work from home.

Teleworking advantages for the employee

The fact that employees don’t commute to their workplaces in teleworking has numerous benefits, including:

Flexibility

Telecommuting allows employees to create a work schedule that is not only conducive but also one that fits their style of productivity. Such a style makes it easier for them to create a perfect work-life balance that improves productivity.

Reduced expenses

Telecommuting saves money on public transportation, taxes, parking, and vehicle maintenance. Also, employees save money on attire, childcare, and lunches, which stretches their salaries without higher compensations.

Fewer distractions

Being part of a typical office workplace means more coffee breaks, socializing, and team launches. While these things form part of human social experiences, they distract employees from achieving productivity goals. In telecommuting, there are minimal distractions—meaning employee time is spent on productivity.

Less commuting stress

Research shows that commuting is an annoying time-waster and a public health issue when it comes to respiratory problems from pollution and psychological well-being. Telecommuting supports employees’ physical and mental health.

Parallels RAS: the Best Solution

Organizations need a solution to enable their IT to enhance the teleworking experience. Parallels RAS is an easy-to-deploy solution that delivers continuous availability, load-balancing, and network transparency- that enables secure access to data from any device. It supports VMware ESXi, Citrix Hypervisor, Microsoft RDS, Acropolis (AHV), Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM, and all other significant hypervisors out-of-the-box.

Regardless of the operating system, Parallels RAS offers access to the entire desktop and virtualized applications to all users. As it is a client-server application, it supports all deployments such as cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure clouds, on-premises, or hybrid environments. SSL encryption, permission policies, and two-factor authentication are only a few of the many mechanisms that are securing your data!

Utilizing Parallels RAS, the IT administrators can redefine the way they manage application and desktop delivery—and it goes a long way towards effective implementation of teleworking in an organization.

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