Managing the increasing technology demands of telecommuting employees isn’t easy for any business, but it can be especially challenging for small businesses. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be difficult. The key to effectively managing remote workers is to make sure they have the technology they need to be productive, while making security a top priority.
Doing that, however, isn’t as easy as making sure your employees have nice laptops.
“Our survey averages have shown that 92 percent of respondents have sufficient computers and Internet access,” said Rick Albiero, founder of the Telecommuting Advantage Group, an alternative work arrangements consulting agency. “Just having a nice computer at home isn’t enough, however. Organizations also need to determine if telecommuters can use their own computers or if they need to have dedicated computers for work-related activities.”