We are currently in a remote workforce 'limbo', with most people now working from home, but just as many companies trying to play ‘catch-up’ from a technological standpoint. In practice, remote working has been proven to be successful, with high levels of productivity and increased collaboration. But what is the longer-term play? Some organisations may well be considering getting rid of their physical offices, but is this solution really that simple? As it stands today, we do not have a final date for our return to the office, but with lockdown easing, now is the right time to be thinking about how you strategically approach your organisation’s business model, moving forward.
A distributed workforce is not a new concept, but it may well become the new normal and a key requirement for potential employees, thanks to its the flexibility and better work/life balance it offers. Organisations must therefore to be able to provide an environment that reflects this.
Watch our panel session from Tuesday 16th June, where our Managing Director, Mukesh Bavisi, aksed our technology experts what a distributed workforce means for the future of organisations and business as we know it today.
Chris Christou, Director of Engineering, touched on the importance of infrastructure, after which Afshin Attari, Director of Public Sector and Unified Communications discussed collaboration and cultural impacts. Finally, our Head of Cyber Consultancy, Mark Belgrove, and Chief Innovation Officer, Jonathan Bridges, explored operational efficiency, and how secure Cloud solutions can streamline and accelerate the transition to a distributed workforce.