Offices don’t necessarily take on a physical form in a specific geographical location anymore. Today, with a computer and an internet connection, you can work from just about anywhere. The most advanced thinking businesses are using technology to reduce their overhead costs and office spaces by encouraging staff to work remotely.
Communication is also not just about talking, its about the sharing of data, information and ideas; collaborating using technology.
Communication in the modern office includes not only the more traditional forms but also social media, instant messaging, skype, msn, google chat, LinkedIn, mobile, datasharing, video conferencing and much, much more.
- 51% of organisations now use Video Conferencing
- 46.4% of UK SMBs have more than 50% of their staff working remotely
Staying ahead of the trends with technology is vital to business survival today, standing still is falling behind.
To attract staff with relevant knowledge and skills employers need to be able to offer staff the flexibility to work remotely with access to the mobile technology and video-based communications that the workforce of today have come to expect as a matter of course.