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Back to School Mobility: Ace Being a Parent and a Businessperson

While stay-at-home parents may find the summertime to be stressful, considering the house is always full with kids which makes it more difficult to get work done, business-oriented parents find the kids’ time off of school to be relaxing. For just a few months, there’s no need to schedule business meetings around back-to-school nights, parent-teacher conferences, or school plays.

Just because your kids are back to school, meaning that your schedule is a little more full, doesn’t mean that you have to compromise spending time with them to be at work or vice versa. With the cloud, you can work from anywhere without it interfering with your life.

Cloud Calendars
Cloud calendars are great because when you’re at work, you can check the calendar you have for your kids’ events, and when you’re at home, you can check your work schedule. As long as you’re differentiating the two, staying organized, and always checking, you can make sure that you never double-book yourself and you can be everywhere you need to be.

Cloud Phone Systems
With cloud phone systems, it’s no longer quite so necessary to be at the office all the time. Want to chaperone a field trip while also listening in on a conference call? No problem – just schedule the call for early in the morning and download the app that corresponds with your business’s cloud phone system. This way, you can log into your work phone from your smartphone and get on the call before leaving for the field trip. Then, spend the rest of your day having fun and feeling accomplished.

This works great for when your kids are home sick, too. You don’t have to miss an entire day of work, you can just use your cloud phone from your computer so you can make chicken noodle soup while closing deals with clients.

Cloud Document Editors
If you’ve got to leave work early to get to a parent-teacher conference, but still haven’t gotten your coworkers’ input on a proposal you wrote, no need to fret. You can upload it into a cloud document editor so the two of you don’t need to be in the same room to discuss it. He or she can add comments, make edits, and ask questions in the document editor that you’ll see the next time you log in to look at it. Head out of the office, attend the parent-teacher meeting, then re-visit the proposal when you get home without feeling the need to go back to work in the evening. All the while, everyone stays in touch.

Russ Fordyce

About Russ Fordyce

Russ is the Managing Director of Marketing at Broadview Networks where he works to help consultants and business owners better understand and put technology to use so they can transform how their employees get work done and improve results.

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