In a nationwide survey conducted by AMR Research, it was claimed that 13 per cent of Aussie SMEs plan to work for at least nine days over the next fortnight and almost half of those (44 per cent) will have all staff on deck.
“We’re surprised to find 67 per cent of small business owners who work during the Christmas break will do so from their offices, despite the fact that wireless broadband technology now makes it possible to work from just about anywhere,” said Deena Shiff, managing director of the Telstra Business Group.
“The key is to use technology not to intrude on personal time, but to manage the ongoing needs of the business in a more efficient way that doesn’t keep people away from family.”
Small business people who are taking a break this Christmas will almost certainly need it, claimed Telstra.
Already, 11 per cent of businesses had cut jobs in response to poor trading conditions, 26 per cent were managing larger workloads and 23 per cent were dealing with bigger demands from clients, the survey found.
In total, 46 per cent of businesses admitted the economic environment had had a negative impact on their company, according to the findings.
SMEs shun wireless broadband technology?
By Staff Writers on Dec 22, 2008 5:23PM
More than half of small business owners who work over Christmas will do so from their offices, despite the fact technology could enable them to work just as effectively from home, according to Telstra.
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