Three Key Areas to Focus on When Transitioning to a Remote Workforce

The pandemic is amplifying the adoption of new technologies that support remote workers and help them stay on top of their game. When the pandemic hit, many businesses were unprepared to handle the notion of remote work. Even those that had some existing remote infrastructure were not ready to be in a scenario where we would go months on end with no one in the office.

Organizations are seeking a digital transformation with remote workforce solutions, and we’re here to tell you that these solutions exist, and they ensure business continuity even with no one in the office. Here are three areas to focus on when going through a digital transformation:

 

Fostering a productive work environment

Increasing numbers of employees rely on digital devices and technologies and rely on social interaction, collaboration, and creativity to do their jobs. So, how do you continue to ensure that your workforce has everything they need to create a productive work from home environment?

  • Using the right communication tools and platforms such as instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, emails, and much more helps employees stay connected with one another.
  • Developing cloud infrastructure is the foundation of remote workforce solutions. It has a great degree of flexibility, allowing users to perform the same work virtually as they would have done in the office.

 

Protection of Company Data

When employees are not equipped with the right hardware and software to work from home, data breaches could be a common occurrence. Employees could be very likely to use personal devices to access business applications and platforms, making the company vulnerable to cybercrime. But, organizations can tackle that by taking the right steps towards remote workforce security:

  • Equip employee devices with antivirus and anti-malware software.
  • Give remote workers access to a virtual private network that can keep any external factors and sources out of the network. This also helps make remote workforce monitoring much easier for IT teams.
  • Seek the services of IT experts who have disaster protocols in place for situations like ransomware attacks.

 

Providing the right training to employees

The pandemic has fast-tracked digital transformation for organizations of all sizes. Digital transformation is no longer an option, it is mandatory if a business wants to stay competitive now and thrive in the future. This transformation is also leading employees to further develop their skills relating to artificial intelligence, data analytics, and communications, among many other advanced technologies. Organizations should meet employees halfway and provide opportunities to build these skills.

With the right steps and actions, businesses can take this crisis as an opportunity to build for the future. One thing to know is that it’s never too late to start; in fact, wherever your business is in its digital transformation journey, there couldn’t be a perfect time to finesse your remote work model.

Contact Pathway Communications to transition your employees to a remote work model.

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