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It’s contribution not presence that counts… How smart business can thwart the strikers

10th July 2015

The tube and rail strike undertaken this week caused predictably huge disruption for businesses up and down the country. Commuting to and from work is already an arduous task, with delays and cancellations affecting workforce efficiency – and this was once again the case this week as thousands attempted to make it into the office.

With the speed of business ever increasing, the amount of inconvenience caused by these travel disruptions is increasing too. Businesses must start thinking about providing their employees with the ability to work from any location, not just their city offices, and developing new working practices that can keep business moving 24/7.

“Ultimately, contribution to your business is not measured by office presence, but in results and value – does it really matter where they are achieved from?”

— Daren Howell, Propositions Marketing Manager EMEA, Sungard AS

Turning to new technologies, including Desktop-as-a-Service solutions, could be the answer.  If the workforce can access business critical information from any device or location – whether at home, at a satellite office or even within a shared office space –this would reduce the need for many to spend hours seeking alternative modes of transport. We could expect an increase in employee productivity, not to mention reducing some of the pressure on our already struggling public transport services.

Ultimately, contribution to your business is not measured by office presence, but in results and value – does it really matter where they are achieved from?