Recent research revealed an unexpected group of employees pushing for hybrid working models in the post-pandemic era: Senior executives.
Nearly half the high-level staffers polled by management consulting firm McKinsey said they were likely to quit their jobs if required to return to the office every weekday. The same group reported they were willing to trade more than 20% of their compensation to work their desired number of days from home.
The preferences of senior leadership can sway company culture at any size organization. But these tendencies are especially influential at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), where staff retention is critical to productivity and profitability.
That’s why investing in cloud computing is more important than ever for SMBs. Not only do secure, flexible, scalable cloud services enable your team to work anywhere at any time, these transformational virtual solutions empower small organizations to compete with larger and better-funded competitors.
Key advantages of cloud technologies include:
- Flexibility: Access files using web-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, allowing teams to collaborate and share documents and other data via internal or external internet connections.
- Scalability: Add “seats” and additional features when headcount rises and/or business requirements change; do the inverse if staffing is reduced or economic conditions tighten.
- Cost-effectiveness. The “as-a-service” consumption model means pay as you go, with smaller periodic payments (e.g., monthly, annually) rather than acquiring costly software and servers.
The cloud offers many more business benefits. Please reach out if you’d like to discuss its potential advantages for your company.