Coleman Technologies Helps Make Remote Working Safer and More Productive
Even just one year ago, working from home was a fairly boutique concept. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has, out of necessity, taken remote working from a fringe idea to the mainstream. According to an August Gallup study, 13% of telecommuters and 5% of all workers in 2019 said that they worked from home 20 days per month, while 2020 figures have increased to 45% and 22%, respectively.
More than half of the global workforce is working remotely, and employers are now having to analyze the efficiency of potentially taking their businesses out of offices for good, while also determining whether workers are truly able to sustain an equitable amount of productivity at home. Whether or not that is the case, remote working is here to stay for the foreseeable future, and companies will have to evolve their strategies, not just for remotely engaging their employees, but also for safeguarding their businesses for continued operations safely, securely and without interruption.
Coleman Technologies helps ensure that businesses stay afloat while having their workforces dispersed in their respective homes, offering a variety of services designed to remove the burdens of managing telecommunications and internet systems. Through the adoption of these available technologies, employers can be at ease knowing that productivity remains undeterred and that their business operations remain steady.
Can Workers Stay Engaged While At Home?
Running a successful business is hard enough in-person, and moving the pillars that support that business — the employees — out of a collaborative, physical environment can be even more difficult. However, with readily available digital solutions, keeping employees engaged has never been easier, and the results speak for themselves. 94% of 800 employers surveyed by Mercer stated that productivity via a remote workforce remained the same or increased to levels greater than they were before the pandemic.
So how can you maintain these statistics? Entrepreneur advises that employers and managers set clear goals and expectations; most importantly, making employee progress visible. By defining measurable goals and visibly sharing progress, team members can see their individual contribution and how it impacts their team, thus keeping them on track. Task completion rate, number, and quality are also positive productivity metrics for managers to consider, as well as simply providing feedback and praising work when warranted.
Moreover, managers must provide access to operational checklists, hierarchy guidelines and knowledge databases, so current, reliable, and relevant information remains at workers’ fingertips. Staying connected through a company intranet and utilization of services such as Asana, Zoom, Slack, Dropbox, and Microsoft Teams, can help to optimize productivity and engagement, making the physical experience seamlessly digital.
Protecting Business Processes
With more businesses operating from home, the operational capacity of those businesses must be optimally supported as well, ensuring that the transition from office-to-home is as consistent as possible. Implementation of solutions such as Slack, Zoom, etc. now requires more than just an internet connection, as sensitive information is likely involved as well.
The fact is that homework environments likely don’t have the same cybersecurity capabilities that the office does. That’s why businesses need to make sure that the necessary protections have also been put in place wherever their employees may be working remotely. However, doing so on your own isn’t a simple process — that’s why it’s smart to enlist expert support.
Coleman Technologies Will Take Away Added Pressures of Remote Work
Remote work is the new normal. With heavyweights such as Facebook, Google, Capital One and Salesforce announcing stay-at-home orders well into 2021, and with companies like Twitter and Square potentially never returning, businesses must secure their infrastructure, their employees, their assets, and, now their homes, to ensure streamlined operations with an increasingly remote workforce.
Coleman Technologies supplies businesses with the support they need to continue to flourish during these uncertain times. By reducing infrastructure costs, strengthening cybersecurity, and increasing efficiency, Coleman Technologies is readily able to limit the financial and personnel overhead of managing your own internet platform, as well as easing the added pressures of removing your business from the office.
Secure internet solutions for businesses are needed now more than ever, with an increasing emphasis on malware protection, DDoS protection, cloud firewall services, intrusion prevention systems, and critical telecommunications support. Offering IT security, strategy, data recovery, paperless backups, industry compliance, and more,
Coleman Technologies makes it easy for your organization to rely on the technology you need, allowing your employees to stay engaged while working from home. Give us a call today at (604)-513-9428, or visit www.colemantechnologies.com to learn how to optimize your business for remote operations and adapt for the future.