Summary: The increasing prevalence of working online has made it easier and easier for business people to work from outside of their offices.
In this rising digital era, it is becoming more and more common for businesses to “go paperless.” Their executives are deciding to do more work online and have their data backed up by “clouds” and other companies’ servers. This eliminates the need for stocks of paper and ink, thus lowering their overall costs and their environmental footprints. It is even more advantageous for businessmen and women who work out of the office often, or travel around the world for their companies.
Having Your Office in Your Bag
With all the data available through companies’ cloud servers, an employee can be anywhere in the world and still access every bit of information they need to get their work done. This makes scheduling more flexible, so people can work from home at almost any time of their choosing. It also allows employees to go to client meetings without missing anything important back at the office. They can easily go back online after the meeting and catch up on anything they missed.
Improving Work to Personal Life Balance
An employee’s work to personal life balance does not have to suffer, because they can fit in personal errands in between checking their emails and other work-related tasks. Working parents, for example, can leave the office early to pick up their kids from school, take them home, then sign back on to their work servers to finish the day from home. Expatriates can sightsee during the day and choose to work at later hours, if they want. Having less paper to work with and more information available at one’s fingertips allow professionals to have well rounded lives outside of work.