Six Tips for Creating a Productive Work-from-Home Program

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Determine legal and financial policies

Clearly communicating legal and financial policies will help prevent "gotchas" and angst down the road. Be proactive in clearly documenting and verbalizing these policies to employees. Have your legal team weigh in on the compensation considerations and items such as how you will handle the approval of the work area.

Work-from-home programs are gaining momentum, and a recent survey on cloud adoption proves there is activity leading to increased flexibility for employees. The survey, conducted by Evolve IP, found that more than one third of respondents currently have desktops in the cloud or are planning to migrate in the next three years – a secure way to enable work from home employees to navigate proprietary tools.

According to the CTO of Evolve IP, Scott Kinka, technology is taking enterprise programs to the next level, enabling them to change the way they work. Cloud technology, such as unified business communications and desktop as a service (DaaS), integration with critical applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and workforce management (WFM) tools, and other advanced technologies provide the organization with better insight and new options for such things as work-from-home programs. Based on the survey results, organizations are currently or are planning to take advantage of these technologies.

When done right, a work-from-home program is a win for everyone. Staff morale will soar with reduced commuting time and costs, increased shift flexibility and increased productivity. Employers also win by cutting operational costs and because fostering happy employees means better-serviced, happier customers. If you are looking to implement a work-from-home program, here are the top things you need to think about.


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