Growing Your Business by Modernising the Workplace
Acknowledging the Disadvantages
Data Trust and Security Management
Data leak and privacy breach are two of the things that can easily ruin a client’s trust. And losing a client’s trust is a sure-fire way to lose their business too. But a lot of companies weren’t prepared for a global health catastrophe and didn’t have a strong enough security system already in place before businesses were forced to allow employees to work remotely.
Therefore, 54% of IT professionals think that remote workers pose a great security risk . And they have all the right to think so. After all, no one would be there to oversee how employees treat company and customer data when no one is looking. On top of your employees’ integrity getting tested, IT teams also worry about the ones who take advantage of weak security systems for a living.
Tax laws have significantly changed in Australia throughout the pandemic. Now, more incentives are advantageous for continuous growth and business operation. Knowing the government’s different business incentives will also help your operations run smoothly.
Speak with a tax professional to understand how you and your business can benefit, earn and grow.
Many think that Occupational Health and Safety is only essential in an office-based setup. OH&S is also necessary for a remote environment to ensure employees’ physical and mental well-being.
There are several things that business owners can purposefully do to help benefit their employees’ productivity while still ensuring they are physically and mentally healthy while working.
Desk and Workspace
Desk and Workspace is an interesting concept and is critical to everybody’s working life, whether onsite or offsite.
In an office setup, creating an ergonomic space for your employees is not difficult. At the same time, it can be pretty challenging when some or all of your members work remotely. Another challenge is the feeling of disconnect remote workers experience.
Understanding your members’ physiological and social needs is critical in ensuring they work at their best. Employees get motivated and become more productive when they have the right software, hardware and emotional support when working.
Fair Work Australia
Fair Work Australia is arguably one of Australia’s most critical employment laws. It regulates the relationship between employer and employee and also provides a framework to resolve any disputes that may arise.
Clear communication is vital for ensuring compliance. Setting proper expectations ensures your team’s comprehension and agreement. Establishing regular review cycles also allows you to consistently reevaluate and stay current.
The Future of the New Normal
The COVID-19 pandemic has been around for more than a year now, and no one can tell when it will be over, or if it will be over. The global economy took a major blow when businesses of all sizes had to close and stop operations because of the pandemic. And for our businesses to survive this global set back, we can’t keep doing the things we only know and feel comfortable in. We need to get out of our comfort zone, learn, adapt, and modernise our workplaces so we can empower our modern workers and continuously grow our business.