It will be impossible to ignore the needs of the modern legal employee. Remote working options will be key to ensuring that your law firm is staying at the cutting edge of the industry. But it isn’t always easy to transition to this type of working environment. Do you have a workplace that will be welcoming to remote workers? From computer considerations to remote working spaces, there are several things you’ll need to consider. Here are some things you can do today to get your firm ready to welcome workers from home.
They have flexibility of time
While you never want to encourage your employees to avoid their work, working from home does offer some added benefits. They may have some flexibility to pick up their kids from school events. If you allow them to occasionally take care of personal business, they will be more dedicated to handle the work when they are focused on it rather than their other tasks.
They can visit clients
When your staff is more flexible with their time, they don’t have to worry about covering office hours. They can have more flexibility to visit clients who are unable to come in during office hours. They can also meet them at their location or at a central, public location.
You can rent meeting spaces
If most of your staff is remote, you may even be able to reduce your overhead for an office space and rent a co-working space or meeting spaces in other places. When you conduct a meeting, you can utilize the resources of others for the space and save money for your firm.
You’ll need to be on the cloud
Of course, there are some considerations that you’ll need to make to allow your team, and yourself, to work remotely. You will need to work with an IT professional to ensure that everyone has access to electronic files and the ability to work on firm business from home, a co-working space, or a coffee shop.