The past year and a half have seen the way that we work change significantly. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic were entirely unexpected, and so were the rules and regulations that governments around the world put in place to try to slow and minimise the spread of the virus throughout the global population. Many of us found that if our staff could work from home, they were mandated to work from home. This meant a change from familiar office environments to home working. Now that more people are getting vaccinated and life is slowly returning to normal, many of us are considering heading back to the office. However, a significant number of businesses have found that remote work is better for both them and their staff, so are considering sticking with this working model. This makes sense. If your staff can remain productive off-site, you can save a whole lot of money on commercial premises rent, maintenance and overheads. Your staff, in return, don’t have to fork out or spend time commuting and can work in more comfortable environments that they have control over. Of course, if you’re sticking with this way of working long term, your staff may require a few things to perform at their best.
Good Quality Laptops
If your staff is working from home, chances are, they are working from laptops. If you intend to get staff working from home long term, you should provide them with laptops that are of good quality and that can complete the tasks your staff need to hit their KPIs. When choosing laptops for your staff, take a moment to consider what they need to hit their goals. There are countless laptops out there and prebuilt gaming laptops are going to be very different to laptops designed with video editing in mind, laptops created for data analysis and other types of laptop.
Custom software is built with your business and brand in mind. You can make direct requests to software developers to ensure that the programs or apps you’re requesting can complete functions that are extremely specific to your company and how it operates. This can allow staff to complete the work they need to do and streamline the process and maximise productivity. Work hand in hand with experienced and recommended software developers to get exactly what you want.
Cybercrime is on the rise, as cybercriminals know that many new staff to remote work are unfamiliar with their tactics. By providing your staff with cybersecurity training, you can open their eyes to threats they face while operating online and from home. Key areas to focus on include phishing, storing data safely and coming up with sufficiently strong passwords.
These are just a few things you will need to provide your staff with to help them adjust to remote work and maximise what they can do to make working from home as productive as possible for themselves and your company!
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