In a recent study conducted by Cisco WebEx by Wakefield Research, small business owners will spend up to four weeks working remotely. They will do by using online tools and web collaboration to stay in touch and get the job done. The survey was conducted between June 6 and June 14, involving the owners of businesses with 100 or fewer employees.
Summer may be the time for vacations, but small business owners can’t afford to be away from the office for long. To make the most of work and personal time, many plan to work remotely, on average, 18 days this summer, according to the survey of 500 U.S. small business owners.
One way to get it done is with a free basic account from WebEx.
15% say they intend to work remotely 36 days or more. While they weren’t asked where they will be vacationing, it looks like access to the Internet is a trip prerequisite. Almost half of small business owners said they plan to work remotely for at least two weeks before the summer is out.
“Nearly half of the survey respondents say traditional, in-person meetings are becoming less relevant,” said Glenn Bray, senior director, Cloud Collaboration Applications Technology Group, Cisco. “It’s clear small business owners need to stay “connected” to the office , even during the summer vacation season, and so we’ve given them the tools to not only meet, but also easily and efficiently manage content relevant for those meetings wherever they happen to be.”
Now it’s your turn! Where are you working this summer?
We are sponsoring a contest! It’s called “WebEx Mobile Fridays” and we are asking you to submit a photo and brief description of where you are and how you are using WebEx to get the job done this summer. Each week we will randomly select a winner and he or she will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Click here to learn how to enter!