The Benefits of Cloud Computing This Winter
With winters in the UK getting worse, businesses are suffering due to their workforces finding it more and more difficult to make it into the office. We do not yet have the necessary support on the roads to keep them clear year-round, although this is a commitment that the government is slowly getting to grips with each year. Even as this awareness improves, there will undoubtedly still be problems for people getting to work across the nation.
So what can be done to combat the millions of pounds lost each year to the bad weather?
One solution is to ensure that your workforce is able to log in and complete a day’s work at home if necessary. Although each person’s living arrangements are different and some may find it easier than others, it is of amazing benefit to ensure that your workforce can log in to critical business systems and databases from their own living room or study. To have access to essential information and critical tools from a laptop or desktop computer at home provides a great opportunity to be flexible.
Much To Gain With A New Office Design
Today’s business interiors must be highly efficient, conducive to high productivity, interesting, airy, open and technology friendly. Interior design is evolving and incorporating sustainability and energy efficiency into new or renovated space can represent a sizable investment so there is great emphasis on designing an enduring model.
Employees want to feel a sense of pride in the space in which they work. They want to be able to contribute. Employees want visitors to be impressed and they want their workspace to reflect the enterprise’s work ethic. Businesses have much to gain with innovative designs.
Matt Blain is the principal in the USA-based small business office interior design firm, Hassell. His company won the World Architecture Award at the INSIDE Festival held in Singapore. Hassell won the competition with its design of the advertising firm Clemenger BBDO, a 750 square metre Sydney enterprise.
Blain strongly recommends that designers and management spend time with employees determining what they expect in their new workspace, and also suggests that a certain amount of prominent space be designated to meet employee expectations.
Below is a summary of his comments following receipt of the company’s award.