It’s that time of year again, when love is the order of the day. However, most people will no doubt be working, and not loving being in the office. Or perhaps not, as the days of professionals having to go to the office and sit at their desks, are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Now, people no longer have to be physically present in the office to get their jobs done effectively.

As technology rapidly evolves, so do traditional and accepted processes, workflows and collaboration styles. 

Despite headlines of businesses clamping down on so-called flexible working, most notably Yahoo!, 65% of companies encourage their employees to work remotely. And with new laws extending the right to request flexible working to all employees due to come into effect this year, employers have a legal obligation to provide tools that help employees work from anywhere easily and securely.

Businesses and workers alike are increasingly using cloud collaboration applications to share and work on files across teams, offices, and locations. According to technology analysts Forrester, the cloud collaboration services market will increase by 15% over the next five years. More people are realizing the opportunities that secure cloud collaboration applications for the enterprise, such as Workshare, provide for flexible working.

Such tools allow teams, even if they’re based miles apart, to review and collaborate on files in one central online repository. Applications that provide quick and reliable access to documents, regardless of location or device, are a must in today’s working environment. Having this flexibility means being able to carry on working simply and securely, without having to be chained to your desks. So this Valentine’s Day, love your job, not your desk.

Ali