Beat the tube strike with a flexible working solution
According to the Financial Times, it is estimated that a one day tube strike can cost up to £50 million to the London’s economy, causing organisations to lose millions of pounds with cancelled meetings, missed deliveries and high staff absences. Is your business prepared for the upcoming tube strike?
With, the London Underground once again shutting down for 24 hours, millions of workers will struggle in their commute to and from work. The strike, starting today at 18:30, is expected to cause enormous difficulties for many organisations that have not put into place effective remote working systems, potentially resulting in two days lost of work. Preparing for disruptions caused by public transport strikes, disasters and any other uncontrollable events should be an important part of your contingency planning.
If you have not adopted remote working yet, now is the best time to do so.
Remote or flexible working refers to work completed outside the office environment, including work done from home and any other imaginable environment such as hotels, parks and coffee shops. Flexible working helps to ensure business continuity and is now being widely incorporated by businesses across the UK.
Flexible working can help your business to:
- Increase workforce productivity and effectiveness
- Improve customer service by increasing employee responsiveness
- Reduce costs in facilities, travel and infrastructure
- Strengthen business continuity by eliminating office dependency
- Improve employee morale by reducing stress and absenteeism
- Reduce congestion problems and carbon emissions
Opus has been providing ‘work from anywhere’ flexible working solutions for a number of years and can enable home working, teleworking, remote working and integrated mobile working, delivering a consistent user experience whether in or out of the office.
Not only will you enjoy a collaborative, consistent user experience anywhere, on any device, you’ll have a single point of contact for all your business communication needs.
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