Executive Offices Group, the virtual offices provider, thinks Government plans for high speed broadband could kick start the revolution for flexible working practices.
John Drover, Chief Executive at Executive Offices Group:
“With £530m to be invested in the UK’s rural broadband connectivity, and a further £100m to upgrade broadband in the 10 biggest cities, improved broadband could be a driving force for changes of modern working practices.
“Broadband provision in rural areas could facilitate seamless business operation for professionals on the move, allowing work to be virtually uninterrupted by trips across the country. However, the greatest impact will be evident for those people who wish to live rurally, and operate and manage their business on location, where the option is currently not available. In this case, better broadband provision will allow them to efficiently conduct their business from home, significantly improving their quality of life by eliminating the need to commute into cities.
“More people than ever are choosing to work from home through the means of virtual offices, which allows them to fit their working life around their private lives. The provision of better broadband is an evolutionary step in the path to better and more flexible working practices required by the modern working professional.”