Facebook, Twitter And More Plan To Continue With Remote Work After The Pandemic – What About You?
The COVID-19 pandemic could conclude sometime soon, but that doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily be done with remote work, right?
You could choose to continue with remote work after its safe to return to the office. You wouldn’t be alone in that decision – according to 317 CFOs recently surveyed by Gartner, 74% say they expect to move previously on-site employees remote post-COVID-19.
In fact, some of the biggest names in tech have also announced plans to continue with remote work as well, including Facebook, Twitter and Slack.
Don’t Want To Give Up The Benefits Of Remote Work?
Regardless of when the COVID-19 pandemic is over for good, you need to come up with a plan of action for your business now. Will you return 100% of your staff to the office? Will you continue with remote work as you have so far? Or will you take a hybrid approach?
The remote work model offers a number of benefits that you’ve likely taken notice of over the course of the pandemic. Remote workers have seen the benefits as well:
- 77% of remote employees say they’re more productive when working from home
- 76% of employees prefer to avoid their office completely when they need to concentrate on a project
- 98% of remote workers want to continue to work remotely (at least some of the time) for the rest of their careers
Long-Term Remote Work Calls For Stronger Cybersecurity
Obviously, at the start of the pandemic, the first priority was maintaining business continuity. You needed to make sure your new remote workers had the technology and the remote access necessary to do their work.
But the process doesn’t end there – security is a complicated undertaking for remote work models. In fact, 36% of organizations have dealt with a security incident due to an unsecured remote worker.
Continuing with a remote work model, whether entirely or in part, will require:
- Enhancing security measures
- Providing the right hardware for users working permanently from home
- Implementing more permanent file-sharing and collaboration tools
Remote Work Can’t Be Ad-Hoc Any Longer – It’s Time To Optimize
The bottom line is that however you’ve managed remote work so far, if it’s to be a part of your long-term vision for your organization, then you need to make sure it’s optimized and secure.
TLC Tech can help – over the course of the pandemic, we’ve gained extensive experience in helping our partners to launch, optimize, and secure remote work capabilities. Now that the mad rush to go remote is over, it’s time to perfect your processes.
Get in touch with the TLC Tech team today to get started.