Remote work is here to stay--which means that multifunction printers are a crucial tool for helping employees stay organized, efficient, and connected even from their living rooms. However, choosing the right device for a home office comes with a lot of unique considerations. Here's everything you need to know!
The Right Choice
Back in the days when everyone worked at the office and nobody knew much about "social distancing," multifunction printer selection was pretty cut and dry:
- Identify which features you need.
- Consider your budget.
- Choose a device that can grow with your business.
Well, now that change is upon us, and remote work is here to stay, this process looks a whole lot different. When everyone is working from the couch, and home offices are part of that "new normal," how can you select devices that will check all the boxes--especially if you don't yet know what all those boxes are?
The most important thing to do is remember that a multifunction printer should make your work life easier, not more stressful. With that in mind, here are a few tips for choosing multifunction printers that work for remote employees:
Tip #1: Begin with a budget.
Your budget should still be an important part of the decision-making process when it comes to multifunction printers--however, keep in mind that things will look a little different. You'll have new things to consider, like the unforeseen costs that might come with remote work, but you also won't have to pay for office maintenance or shared equipment.
Tip #2: Consider connectivity.
A multifunction printer with network connectivity is likely your best bet for keeping remote workers "in the loop." While this can pose certain challenges, like helping employees troubleshoot remotely, it can also bring a lot of benefits--like mobile print options, compatibility with digital communication apps, and more.
Tip #3: Have fun with features.
Working from home doesn't have to be stressful. Multifunction printers come with all kinds of bells and whistles that can keep employees creative and productive, even from the couch--so remember to do your research and choose devices that will fit your company's new at-home needs.
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