A new report from Citrix has found that “Zoom-mania” is not going anywhere as millions of workers all over the world adjust to remote working.
The necessary transition companies have had to make over the past few months has opened up a world of possibilities. Now, those who were hesitant to explore flexible work arrangements in the past have become more inclined to adopt these policies in the future.
However, there are still obstacles that a distributed workforce must overcome to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. This includes issues of cybersecurity and mental health issues caused by isolation.
The report found that seven in ten UK workers felt that being equipped with the proper technology could allow them to be more productive when working from home. Additionally, employees say the collaboration made through video calls is essential to their mental health as it connects them to their colleagues.
“This huge rupture in the business landscape is likely to bring forward the emergence of a truly hybrid working environment. IT teams and business leaders must make sure this is as seamless, secure and adaptable as possible,” said Darren Fields, Vice President of Networking EMEA at Citrix. “In this new, sometimes unusual situation, some people have a hard time drawing a clear line between their business and private lives. This is completely understandable, especially when both occur within the same room, or even at the same table.”