As millions of companies made the swift transition to working from home for the short-term, many are finding that these arrangements could be a permanent solution to a wider problem.
Despite many organizations hesitating to adopt this way of working, it has become clear that it is not only feasible, but may be the preferable option for many workers. However, this cannot be done without the right tools in place.
Ensuring that workers have the resources necessary to make the most out of their home office arrangements is necessary. This includes video conferencing tools, ergonomic furniture, and other tools that can help make the work day seamless and comfortable.
Additionally, making sure that employees remain connected and collaborating is essential to keeping them engaged and supporting company culture. One way to combat this is using augmented and virtual reality to bring colleagues closer together and make collaborating feel more tangible. Still, the market for AR and VR is still in its infancy and could take time before they can fully be integrated in a remote workforce.
However a company approaches more flexible work arrangements, creating a strategy that is beneficial to an employees’ efficiency, productivity and engagement guarantees that the company has a strong foundation.