The photography industry is a competitive one. In order to thrive, a business needs to take advantage of maintain better employee relations by creating life/work balance. By using remote computing technology, a photography business can create flexibility that creates a better life/work balance for employees and subcontractors.
Remote computing technology allows one a remote user to take control of a host news technology computer and work on it as if he were working on his own computer. A photographer can take advantage of this technology by setting up one or more workstation which has an internet connection and photo editing software. The photographer can then allow either subcontractors or employees to access the computer remotely from any computer that has an internet connection.
There are many advantages to doing this:
1. You can more easily make work piecemeal. The deleting of unwanted images is a task that many employees consider to create burn out. It can be dull and repetitive. By setting up the remote system, you can subcontract 1-2 hours of work a day to a number of persons. In this manner, each person only does this repetitive work for a short period of time each day.
2. Workers can work the hours which are most convenient for them. If your photography business is only open during regular office hours and you don’t like persons working there while you are out, employees can continue to do the work after hours from computers not in the studio.
3. Workers can perform their work in locations where they are the most comfortable. Most people are happier with their work and more productive when they can work in the conditions that are most conducive to their working style. For example some persons may be more productive working in a relaxed manner on a soft sofa with music playing in the background. Others may be more productive at a dull task by working while sitting at their desks and listening to the news.
Technology is changing the way we do business. A photography business is particularly susceptible to these changes because the product is mostly digital. By embracing these changes, a business can thrive and grow.