3 Remote Work Technology Trends for the New Business Normal

Remote Work
Over the last few months, we’ve seen a dramatic change in how people work and where they work. Some hard and fast resistance to workplace flexibility has been overcome by the successful demonstration of the resilient workforce who’ve managed to maintain and, in some cases, improve their productivity as they shifted their work from their office to their home.
 
Some cultural habits like shaking hands may eventually return after the COVID crisis is over. However, many work-related norms have verified economic benefits that ensure they will be here to stay.
 

Increased Remote Work Options

Old school bosses who need to see you working to believe you were working now realize a great employee delivers regardless of their location. For example, Siemens just boldly permanently approved remote work as an option for 140,000 employees. Keeping employees happy by providing remote work options is a win-win for everyone, saving unnecessary hours of commute time and cost for employees and employers alike.
 
Can you provide access to the systems and information needed to maintain a productive remote workforce?
 

Increased Security Sensitivity

Many remote workers are challenged with the limits of their network capacity, pushing their home Internet services to the max. More importantly, they are putting their employers and even their customers at risk relying on outdated or insufficient security practices. To avoid having remote workers become the weakest corporate security link, businesses are investing in technologies and implementing practices to reduce risks.
 
Can you ensure the security of the data your workers access and process remotely?
 

Greater Reliance on Collaboration Technologies

As great as products like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and the myriad of other video conference tools are, businesses are slowly realizing they need a mix of options to meet the variety of use workplace scenarios. You need to determine your specific needs and identify the solutions needed to address them. This could include Slack for internal development team collaboration, chat and video conference solutions for internal and client communications, or a cloud-based document sharing capability.
 
Do you provide the right mix of collaboration and communication options for your workers, partners and clients?
 
If you have any questions about how to address these long-term tends, feel free to contact us the see how we’ve built all of the capabilities and more into our OneLynk platform.
 
We can provide a complimentary assessment, and offer special incentives designed to help you affordably support the permanent trend of increased workforce flexibility.
 
Our OneLynk platform is a comprehensive SaaS solution that provides a flexible, mobile and web based anytime/anywhere business platform. It dramatically eliminates the time, cost and typical business disruption needed to transform your business, growing with you over time as your agile company scales and adapts over time.
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