Is your business ready for remote work?
Updated: Jun 16
Extract from recent Gartner article.
Ready or not, many coronavirus contingency plans will require remote work. Seize the opportunity to prepare for future workplace and employee needs.
Thanks to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, remote work is suddenly a new choice for many employees — and an overnight requirement for some. Few organisations feel prepared for large-scale remote work, but you can take steps to make the experience productive for both employees and your organisation.
“We’re being forced into the world’s largest work-from-home experiment and, so far, it hasn’t been easy for a lot of organisations to implement”
“In a recent webinar snap poll, 91% of attending HR leaders (all in Asia/Pacific) indicated that they have implemented ‘work from home’ arrangements since the outbreak, but the biggest challenge stems from the lack of technology infrastructure and lack of comfort with new ways of working” says Saikat Chatterjee, Senior Director, Advisory at Gartner.
This vast remote-work experiment is also a great opportunity to prepare for the future — when automation has expanded the role of knowledge workers and the preferences of younger generations demand that organizations provide remote-work options.