Move Out of Your Office and Into the Cloud

You’ve probably heard or even dreamt about it before; remote working. Being able to work from home yet still be employed in a company is a dream for many. It gives you a sense of freedom because you can work from virtually anywhere assuming you have a laptop or a smart device and an internet connection, but you don’t have the feeling of being on your own as a self-employed professional. All your taxes are done for you, you don’t need to scramble to get work from clients, and it’s a lot more relaxing than trying to expose your business and create new links.

It goes without saying that working in the cloud is going to be a new fad in the coming years, and there are a variety of different reasons why. So to give you some fresh ideas, here are a couple of reasons why you should move out of your office and into the cloud.

 

  1. Improved workflow and creativity

Being stuck in an office contributes to poor productivity unless your office is meticulously designed around improving the morale of your workers. In comparison, working at home means you are surrounded by home comforts and you can manually adjust your working area to meet your needs. Working at home also helps to improve workflow because there are fewer communication barriers and everything can be worked on in the cloud. This allows for collaboration between staff and clients, resulting in speedy productivity.

 

  1. Easier management, fewer conflicts

Meeting with people face to face is arguably harder than dealing with them professionally over the internet. Since your workers will very rarely interact with each other outside of special projects, it means that there are fewer arguments and less conflict to deal with. In addition, mobile workforce management is simple with the help of some cloud-based tools and software that you can use on your computer. Though it might seem difficult to manage employees that you can’t physically see, it’s easy to message them over the internet and deal with any disputes or concerns they may have.

 

  1. Drastically reduce the costs of your business

One of the most expensive parts of owning a business is the need for an office. Paying for rent can be incredibly expensive, and you’ll also need to pay for things such as electricity and water. Supplies can be costly, purchasing computers can eat into your budget, and repairing and maintaining those items can be incredibly expensive. As long as your employees have laptops and they’re able to use their own devices properly, you can easily reduce the costs of running your business because you don’t need to concern yourself with renting anything or paying bills. This will ultimately reduce the costs of running a business, meaning it’s more viable to try new ideas with very little starting money.

 

Working in the cloud isn’t for everyone

It’s important to mention that working in the cloud isn’t something that everyone can cope with. Some people prefer being able to physically interact with their employees, and others like to be in a working environment instead of their home. However, it’s clear that moving into the cloud comes with many advantages, so if you’re looking to start a new business then you may want to consider the option of remote working.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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