Home and Remote Workplaces
Simple setup, many advantages
Why Work From Home?
In the information age, home and remote workplaces are becoming increasingly popular. There are many benefits to offering work from home opportunities.
Especially in times when commuting and rush hour traffic are a problem, some companies and employees have thought about working from home to reduce delays.
But there are a lot of other advantages to consider working from home and remotely. Here are just nine of them:
For Your Company
Rent, utilities and other costs of an office can add up to a significant amount.
Of course, this has to be offset by income. A home office can significantly reduce these expenses.
Home and remote work can also offer tax benefits. Most homeworkers can write off at least some of the utilities (Internet, hardware, part of the rent, etc.) from their taxes.
Employees who work from home spend less. This could possibly affect the salary to be paid.
If you have clients in different time zones, it’s your job to adjust your schedule based on their availability. With a home office, it is easier to “meet” with your clients outside of opening hours; popping into your home office for an hour is a lot more convenient than driving to your office.
Employees are often more willing to work at more unusual times. Depending on how time-sensitive your work is, many home and remote workers can choose their own hours. This often leads to increased employee satisfaction.
A fancy space at a prestigious address can initially impress potential clients. In the end, however, every company is judged on the quality of its services and products. When you don’t have to invite a lot of clients over, a home office can give you the opportunity to provide great services.
A regular office limits the type of changes that can be made to the space. If a move is necessary, some or all of these customisations may be lost. With a home office, this problem is minimized.
Many people worry that they will lack self-discipline and focus when working from home. While this concern has some merit, it’s worth remembering that your paycheck is based solely on your performance. That’s enough motivation for most, especially if you own your own business.
Since employees can often choose their own working hours, negative work pressure is reduced. This increases the satisfaction of your employees and their productivity. Win win.
By converting a space into a home office, you automatically add value to your home – especially when you use space that has been unused. Home offices are becoming increasingly popular and could be just the feature a potential buyer is looking for.
The commuter traffic is significantly reduced. This means vehicle emissions are also reduced. In addition, most people heat and cool their homes whether they are at home or not. So why not reduce your carbon footprint to just one location?
Disasters can quickly occur (e.g. pandemics). Home and remote workers are often available long after the regular office worker can no longer go to work.
Even with minor problems like a cold, office workers often have to stay at home and you lose valuable manpower. Homeworkers can often be available for at least part of the day.
How ASCEND Can Help You
The biggest difficulty in setting up a home office (a home or remote workplace) is often setting up access to the company’s resources while keeping security in mind when the company is not in the same location as the home office. We support you in setting up high-performance, flexible and secure VPNs and home office VPNs.
So if your employees need access to the company network from home, we will set up a secure connection for you.
We use OpenVPN to make your connection as reliable as possible.
As a Peplink license partner, we are also experts in setting up a professional VPN connection with the Peplink routers. For example, we can take the Peplink Balance 30 LTE with Speedfusion license to provide hybrid locations where there is no official hybrid.
We procure and set up everything for you from a single source, from the internet connection to the (VPN) router, the wireless access points, telephones and the PCs for your home office.
Please contact us to get an offer. We are happy to hear from you!
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