I have a spacious office at my business. It’s comfortable and has triple monitors for super-efficiency. I also have a dedicated office space at home. It’s small but quiet, and completely private. Despite these two office options, I still sometimes work remotely at a neutral location. I do this for 3 reasons.
1. To gain a new perspective on the work; mine and the company’s.
2. To not be interrupted by anyone, nor distracted by the familiarity of the surroundings.
3. To test my remote work systems like VPN, remote access, electronic signature service, and more.
No matter how well I know my company, and I know all the insides and outsides pretty well, it always offers a unique perspective to work remotely.
In the modern economy, the sharing economy, the economy of the microchip, I believe as business owners or managers we should choose to work remotely at times; to force the matter. Keeping things “well oiled” sets us up to function at our best when outside the office, on a plane, in another city, visiting clients, killing time at the airport before a flight, or starting a branch business in a new city.
Are you testing and working with your remote systems, tools, computer, smartphone? Can you run your business from your laptop, tablet, Android or iPhone if you need to? Can you sign legal documents electronically outside of office? Other? Share your experience here if you choose.