The BBC reported last week (26th August) that 50 of the biggest UK employers questioned said they have no plans to return staff to the office full-time in the near future and some smaller organisations were deciding to give up on office space all together. This is reflective of a new normal of working, if for no less than an indeterminate future. Some organisations are moving their operations entirely into the digital sphere, some are taking a more blended approach with a portion of employees working in-office and the rest working remotely. But whatever approach you’re taking, it is important that this new style of working does not halt operations or efficiency.
What does this mean for working culture?
Ultimately it is important to understand that the mass migration to cloud working we have seen this year is reflective of an already existing pattern. Whilst the country-wide lockdown accelerated this move, many organisations were already hosting the majority of their processes in the cloud. Luckily this means that there are a plethora of tools that make working remotely not only easy but widely accessible and often more efficient than its manual counterparts. These tools can help foster innovation, improve teamwork and create a sense of community, maintaining the integrity of your working culture despite the change in working scenario.
How do you make remote working work for you?
Whilst remote working is now a mass phenomenon, it doesn’t mean that working remotely will necessarily look the same for every organisation or every individual. With the range and flexibility of virtual tools available, a remote working solution can truly be tailored to fit not only your unique needs but also your organisational culture. With capabilities ranging from document sharing and co-authoring to live event tools, a remote working solution doesn’t have to be simply pragmatic, it can elevate your processes, engage employees and embrace a culture of teamwork.
One-size fits all?
Different remote working solutions offer different capabilities and varying levels of flexibility, customisation and scalability. To find out more either get in touch for a free consultation or research some of our offerings detailed below.