The Mobility Of Work
A Workspace No Longer Requires An Office
These days you really don’t need to have a physical office in order to do your work or coordinate a group of staff.
Wireless technology and cloud-computing tools mean entrepreneurs and employees can make business portable, eliminating that need for dedicated office spaces.
There are also some serious advantages to such as reducing the cost of rent and travel while upping your mobility and scaling capacity.
How can you achieve success sans the office?
1 Your space is now your computer… Set it up to meet all your needs
My Mac browser is my primary source of comfort and consistency when it comes to set up. Put all your efforts into your work device set-up such as your desktop and Gmail settings. Desktop = office = Happy, productive work sessions.
2 Invest in other devices that allow work mobility
Virtual offices mean no need to be tied to one location and the right equipment can help you set up shop wherever necessary.
For example, a smartphone allows you to check email, use apps, and browse the web. An iPad or other tablet can always take over when your smartphone is too small and your laptop is just too bulky for a certain scenario.
If you want to have meetings with staff you can simply authorise their devices to join your wireless network for access to relevant files.
Remember: Without an office, your ability to scale your company is unlimited.
Speaking of Devices
3 Adjust To A Smaller Screen
If you’re on the move a lot, naturally you can’t be dragging your desktop around. Get used to the smaller screen on your Mac or laptop. Some people have said they are even more productive on a small screen. Probably because it forces you to prioritise your windows and focus on the tasks at hand instead of getting distracted.
4 Your Bag Of Tricks Now Carries Major Priority
Your device IS your work environment so you take it everywhere and care deeply for it. Your computer becomes your primary means of communication, productivity and work, so love it. Also: take care of your extras such as charging cables and headphones. I even bought a small “purse” for my chargers, USBs and adaptors. It is everything.
5 Remote Management And Storage Tools
When you’re working with remote employees collaborative software can help you prioritise tasks and determine whether team members are meeting their deadlines. Dropbox and Google Docs offer additional options for online data storage.
Using a cloud-based web host also eliminates the need for the costly maintenance of your own server and IT staff.
6 Replace on-site meetings with telecomms
Telecommunications technology has made it possible to avoid people in the most tactful way… Most correspondence can be handled through email, but for more detailed discussions and presentations, clients and workers can connect via online webinar tools.
If you are looking for a place to meet or host a brainstorming session, +27 Cafe is the perfect venue. Great coffee and super wifi add to an already creative and conducive mobile office space.
Desperately seeking place to bring your mobile work? +27 Cafe has the perfect work vibes.