In this increasingly connected world, you really can work from anywhere. Here I am last week, working on the hop – literally, as I walk. Walking meetings are my favourite way to get things done. They keep things brisk and to the point, and can get you to your next appointment. It’s a win-win.
I’ve never been one to work from an office. I get most of my work done very remotely – from Necker Island. When I’m travelling, my team is only a click or a call away, and I can usually find a way to tweet wherever I am.
I'm a big advocate of letting your team work from wherever suits them best – whether that’s at home, in the office, or on the top of a mountain.
Obviously it helps if your company realises this and offers people the option of flexible working. In this day and age, companies that adhere to strict 9 to 5 in-office working policies are getting left behind.
Richard Branson in a meeting
Flexible working gives people the freedom to take care of business the best way possible for them. It’s time for that all business leaders realise: if you treat people like the smart and capable adults they are, they will make smart and capable decisions that will benefit your business.
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Where are you working from today? Tweet or Instagram me a picture or let me know in the comments below.