smarter working practices

Smarter Working Practices Needed

Small Business News – 26th February 2009 Fewer than one in ten businesses trust their staff to work away from the office, according to research by BT Business. The survey found just 8% of firms felt they could rely on employees to get the job done properly when working remotely, with most managers admitting they were reluctant to move staff away from traditional desk-based working. The research also suggested that a failure to use smarter working practices could be affecting productivity – 42% of staff felt they could do a better job at home or out on the road with customers, given the right business technology and support. “This boils down to a matter of trust,” said Federation of Small Businesses national chairman John Wright. “In the current climate, small ... »