Work Smarter, Not Longer or Harder

Douglas Coupland, author of novels such as Generation X, JPod and Microserfs, which question corporate structures and rigorous working arrangements, recently declared that "the nine to five is barbaric". Strong words, but not lacking their background research and justification.

Coupland worked full-time until the 1980s, when his resentment of the 9-5 working day and other job-based givens led him to pursue a more creative career path. According to him, in years to come we will look back on the predesignated daily timetable with disdain, having embraced a system under which "scheduling will become freeform.”

You may be wondering what this has to do with Hosted Desktops, and rightly so. The answer is that remote working, more fluidic employment hours, and the ability to create individual methodologies are all dependent upon technologies that provide flexibility. Hosted Desktops are riding this digital wave, with GoCloud and its partners very much at the helm.

Whilst some of the key benefits of our Hosted Desktops are that they're highly secure, monitored 24/7, disaster proof and protected by 256-bit encryption, those selling points will only go so far. Customers want to know that their files and data are safe, granted, but what will really get their attention is something that will change the way they work for the better.

This is where the accessibility of Hosted Desktops comes into play. With more and more employees, especially Millennials, desiring the option to work out of the office, companies need to update their systems to accommodate a new working arrangement. By switching to Hosted Desktops, each staff member can access their personal desktop from any device, anywhere in the world. All that's required is access to Wi-Fi and a device that can connect to the Internet, and within moments they have the full office experience no matter where they are.

Whilst enabling people to work from home and abroad, Hosted Desktops also help to extend the working day when required. Suddenly the daily commute via train or bus offers the opportunity to achieve all kinds of tasks, helping you to make the most of your day. And this doesn't mean that people need to work longer days; far from it. Instead, see it as a productivity tool that allows work hours to be moved around more effectively, which in turn can facilitate long lunches, early finishes, or simply a more fruitful day.

Coupland also said that "time is moving faster" in this bustling digital world. To keep up to speed, we don't have to work harder, which can lead to exhaustion, sickness and disillusionment, but rather we need to work smarter. And with its entire setup available wherever its employees are, what could be smarter than a company using a GoCloud Hosted Desktop?

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