Tube strikes in London, blizzards and traffic at a standstill all made travelling to the office a logistical nightmare last week.
Throw in a poorly child or even a poorly you and I’ve just scratched the surface of why working from home is an attractive option for many people.
But many of us simply have to battle against the odds to gain access to their offices because that’s where all the information to run their businesses, do their job and service clients is stored.
Just imagine then, if all you had to do was switch on your computer at home and log on to your office remotely. With all you need to run your business at your fingertips, you can get cracking straight away.
You can phone any customers you were due to see with real-time data right there in front of you.
How reassuring that even if you cannot get into your office, your clients’ needs can be taken care of.
When I was operations director at a network, I made sure that 85% of our staff could work online from home. It was part of the network’s business continuity plan.
As all life’s crises and other situations came our way we just carried on working. For the company, it was business as usual.