Using Tech to Create the Perfect Office Environment
Blue chip companies invest millions in designing the perfect office environment for their employees. As soon as you walk through the doors of the latest social media company’s office it looks more like a playground than your traditional dull office space. The thought process is that employees will want to come to work each day and be far more motivated if they enjoy the space in which they work.
The reality is that you probably don’t have a war chest style budget to play with, but whether you are a funky agency or a small office based business, tech can offer countless affordable ways to create the perfect office environment for you and your employees.
Communicating via Skype
If you aren’t familiar with Skype, it is essentially an online communication tool that allows you to IM, phone and video call other members for FREE. As with anything, there are also premium features available if you want to get a little more out of the software.
If you are working in a larger office, Skype can be perfect if employees need to communicate with each other. Rather than shouting across the office or leaving their desk, all an employee needs to do is IM their colleague and they’ll be able to engage in work discussions in a matter of seconds. They’ll also be able to keep in touch with clients, agencies and suppliers far easier as well. Why email a quick question when you can use Skype?
Calling via Skype is free, so if you have contacts abroad that you need to communicate with, get them to sign up to Skype. You’ll be thankful when you don’t have those international call charges on your business line phone bill each month.
Getting the creative juices flowing with Spotify
Nothing gets those creative juices flowing like music! Spotify allows you to stream an endless library of songs direct to your computer or mobile device.
There is nothing worse than hearing the clatter of keyboards all day, some low volume music in the background can really help to put you in a more positive mood, and positive employees are harder working employees!
Manage sound with Sonos surround sound
If you are working in a larger office space that is spread over a number of rooms and floors, you can manage music through different areas with Sonos surround sound.
These neat speakers provide excellent sound quality and they won’t leave a monstrous sized hole in your wallet.
Cheeky Munkey Cloud Sync
Cheeky Munkey also offers a secure private cloud solution that can be used to cater for your cloud data requirements.
There are countless different ways that you can harness the power of Cheeky Munkey Cloud Sync and the three key areas are data store, data backup and data sync.
You’ll be able to access your all-important files using web portals, desktop apps tablets and smartphones. Consequently, whether you are in the office, at home or on the road you’ll be able to get your hands on whatever data you need.
Data backup is extremely important, whether it’s to plan for a worst-case scenario or to keep multiple backdated versions of certain documents, Cloud Sync can do it all. Simply select the files and folders you want backed up and any changes you make will be replicated to the secure Cheeky Munkey datacenter at a time specified by you.
If you tend to work from multiple devices, nothing is worse that being on the road and realising that the document you need to edit is stored on your work PC back at the office. With Cloud Sync you can make a remote copy of your files so you can access them on multiple devices, not to mention your precious data will be safe in the unfortunate event that your laptop is stolen.
If you still aren’t convinced about Cloud Sync or would like to give it a try, just ask us for a free 30-day trial and you’ll see for yourself exactly what Cloud Sync can do for you.
So there you have it! Just by making a few minor tech changes you can create not only the perfect office environment but also a far more efficient business on the whole. Let us know how you get on!