Superpower Number One: The Ability to Be Everywhere at Once
If you want your employees to be able to be on the road, in the office, in a client meeting, and at home at the same time, there are options available for you. Free resources such as Skype offer surprisingly high quality voice and video calls. Software such as Mikogo or GoToMeeting allow employees to conduct advanced meetings regardless of their location.
Superpower Number Two: The Ability to Know Everything
It's probably not a good idea to divulge vital business information to every single employee; however, you should give employees easy access to any information they have a reasonable right to know. Providing cloud-based project management to allow for information storage and retrieval on-the-go is vital to this task. Additionally, email hosting can ensure that your employees have all their personal records, schedules and a history of their messages, even while on the move.
Superpower Number Three: The Ability to Send Thoughts Over Long Distances
Make sure your employees can communicate with each other at a rapid pace regardless of their location. In-office email systems, and even instant messaging, can allow your employees to improve productivity and work from more locations.
Superpower Number Four: The Ability to Move at the Speed of Fast
For employees to have appropriate productivity and minimal frustrations, making sure that your system and Internet access speeds are up to snuff is highly important. While it may seem like a small deal to some employers, your employees will thank you when they have been granted Flash Gordon paced Internet access.
Superpower Number Five: The Ability to Look Awesome
This superpower is often overlooked, but no real hero can be in the limelight until they look the part. The same applies to your employees. We're not referring to some conservative dress-code. Rather, we're talking about branding. Having appropriately branded technologies is an important part of acting the role of a professional. For example, if you're still using free email that has your workers sending from an @yahoo.com address, a shift to more professional email hosting is in order.
Finding the right people for your business is a daunting task. After all, it's impossible to guarantee that your employees will use their new found abilities wisely. However, people have demonstrated that increased autonomy generally means greater commitment to the work at hand, showing that the adage "with great power comes great responsibility," is still alive in the hearts of many business era heroes.