Anyone who follows me on Facebook will know too well that I hate staying indoors. Every weekend I am skiing (or in my case snowboarding) with the kids, rock climbing, walking up the mountains or throwing myself down a hill on the mountain bike. Recently this has now started creeping into the working week too. Let me explain.
I can solve most of my clients day to day issues from my phone using either Teamviewer or Pulseway. These two pieces of software form the basis of my remote working and without them it would not be possible. For more complicated issues requiring a bigger screen I have a laptop in my car along with mobile wifi which I am never more than 45 mins from. This setup allows me to do the things I enjoy (when I am quiet) whilst still providing support to my clients. I have lost count of the number of times I have been “in the wilds” and fixed a clients issue within 10 mins from my phone.
It is not only me that is aiming for a better work life balance though. I have clients that only work afternoons whilst some only do mornings. I know of people whose “offices” are coffee shops with free wifi and others who work from home. Gone are the days where everyone has to be in an office 9 – 5 and the reason – technology.
Most homes have broadband speeds that eclipse a lot of offices. A lot of applications are now accessed through a website whilst emails can be accessed from anywhere. Need a meeting – theres an app for that too!!
So next time you are stuck in an office on a warm day remember one thing, there is a better way!!
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