Want to know if your organization is remote ready? Read on to learn more and take our remote work assessment to see where you stand.
Distributed work (a combination of remote and in-office work) is a hot topic for everyone from CEOs to IT managers. According to a recent survey by OECD Global Forum on Productivity, the five day office week isn’t coming back. The report found that working from home during the pandemic was largely positive for both performance and well-being.
After spending nearly two years in the midst of the remote work upheaval, you, like many company leaders, may be wondering, “how do I structure my company for the future?”
To formulate the best strategy and ensure your organization is remote ready, ask yourself the following questions:
1. How is my technology performing in “the new normal?”
Technology is one of the main subjects in distributed work debates. Having secure technology is a top concern, with recent, massive cyber-attacks and their effects making headline news. No one wants to be the next Colonial Pipeline or JBS. It’s essential that remote workers have the same protection as corporate environments.
2. What do my employees want, and what do they need for support?
Employees may experience some technical difficulties, but they overwhelmingly support remote work options. When surveyed for Owl Labs’ State of Remote Work 2019, only 19% of workers said they do not want to work remotely at all. Why? What is it about remote work that is so appealing?
- No Commute: One of the top reasons is the commute. Whether you’re driving into the office, or riding public transportation, it’s congested, stressful, and time-consuming. Cutting out the commute means adding time to your day at an average of 40 minutes, according to the Owl Labs report. There’s a lot you can do in 40 minutes: walk the dog, make dinner, workout and take a quick shower.
- Higher Productivity: Employees report that they feel more productive when they work remotely. Productivity has been the #1 concern for managers regarding remote work from day one. The numbers are in and Owl Labs’ polls skew in favor of remote work, big time: 75% of people are just as productive or more during WFH.
3. What do I need to best manage both remote and on-premise work environments?
Reliability and ease-of-use are important technological factors. According to a report done by O2, 42% of remote workers don’t have access to all the work systems needed to do their jobs. They aren’t the only ones with problems: on-premise staff report issues with ease-of-use and connectivity with their current tech as well.
Interested in trying out a flexible work environment but unsure where to start? We’re giving you a chance to try Splashtop Enterprise for 60 days. How?
Take our Remote Work Assessment to see where you stand.
If you need some help organizing your thoughts, take this assessment to see where your company stands when it comes to remote work. After completing the assessment, you’ll be able to enjoy Splashtop Enterprise free for 60 days (valued at $400).