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Managing your business remotely
Thu 3 March 2016 - 3:47 pmBYOD | Cloud | Finance | Information Technology | Management | Managing | Small Business | Staff | Tech
Owning a business is sometimes one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have during their life. However, it is not all easy and most of the business owners complain about not being able to manage their business when they are away from office. Unless and until you have a strong team of dependable, committed and hardworking individuals who are 100% capable of managing your business while you are away from office, you feel the urge to be around the office all the time and let go of an important part of your life – your personal space.
If you give up on spending time with your families or simply just taking a holiday once in a while, you will be in a very difficult position to understand and manage your priorities. Don’t fret, with the introduction of latest technologies like cloud computing, global internet access and smart phones, managing your business even while you are travelling has become easier to a large extent.
Implementing the right technology to manage your business is one of the most important things a business owner needs to do. Cloud based services are very important to any business owner to manage business from any offshore locations. Leading applications like Bitrix24, Asana or Trello is easy to comprehend and use to manage projects and as a business owner, you will need to know how far ahead you are with your different projects. Use Skype to stay in touch with your team daily and stay updated.
Developing proper communication channels is important to run a business even if you are in the other side of the world. The key ingredient is the right communication channel in place while you are away. Make yourself available to take calls on Skype or Google Talk to avoid loss of time in executing a project. Sometimes your staff will work more efficiently with strict timelines while you are not in office.
Most of the successful organizations around the world have successful team members working toward achieving a common objective. When you entrust certain responsibilities with your employees, you are literally giving away a lot of stress which otherwise you will have to face. At the same time, when you leave your business in the hands of your trusted and hardworking employees, you will be at ease when you are traveling or are out of office for a while.
Managing your own business is sometimes the most rewarding yet demanding job you can have in your life. All of us need a break from everything once in a while. If your business cannot run without you, your ego will increase and inadvertently you become a workaholic. However, if your business survives without you, then what is your purpose as a businessman? We live in a world with the right technological support; the right financial support and the right resource support to ensure smooth transitions and leaving your business name long after you are gone.
If you are thinking about taking some time off work, now is the time! Leave your business in the right hands and enjoy – we only have one life!