Microsoft in order to provide guidance for Office 365, made available an eBook titled "Your Guide to Remote Working."
Available through the Office 365 site, Microsoft inviting users to "explore this virtual eBook to learn more about the benefits of remote working. Customers are free to read the entire book online, and also have the option of downloading it.
The e-Book contains remote working quiz, tips & tricks, etiquette guide and more.
"After you have implemented a remote-work technology infrastructure, it is important to broadly communicate the usage policy. Setting clear guidelines and expectations helps establish trust between company management and staff, and it ensures effective use of the remote-work policy throughout the organization," Microsoft reveals.
The table of contents:
- Chapter One - Remote Working Etiquette
These key tips outline the "dos" and "don'ts" of remote working for employees.
- Chapter Two - Quiz: Is a Remote Workforce the Right Solution for Your Business?
This quiz is designed to help you decide if remote working is right for your organization.
- Chapter Three - Tips for Delivering a Remote Work Announcement
Follow these three easy steps when your business is ready to deploy a remote working program.
- Chapter Four - Remote Work Survey Results
Microsoft Office 365 worked with 85 Broads, a global network of 30,000 trailblazing businesswomen, to learn about their thoughts and feelings surrounding remote working.
- Additional Resources
Check out these links to educational videos that demonstrate a variety of remote working technology tools and access other helpful resources.
In the guide's final chapter, Microsoft shares some findings of a Remote Work Survey performed in October 2011. Here are a few of them:
"Nearly everyone would prefer a regular remote working schedule. While only a few (9%) would work remotely every day, the average number of days people would prefer to work remotely is 3.1.
Fear of promotions/missing out on opportunities is the only perceived obstacle to remote work, though response time is considered a pet peeve.
Technology purchase is a personal selection, rather than company assigned, and aids people in work as if they were in the office even when they aren't."
Explore the eBook: Your Guide to Remote Working here.