Investing in the proper technology solution for a remote workforce fuels productivity, efficiency, and communication in today’s hybrid organizations.

Remote and Hybrid Workforces are Here to Stay

This week marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic started and changed our world forever.

Hand sanitizer is everywhere.

Wearing a mask is no longer reserved for just healthcare workers.

Seeing friends and family is now a privilege.

Our daily lives have been affected in countless ways — including where and how we perform our jobs. Working from home and virtual meetings have never been more popular.

To keep today’s employees effective, whether they are working from the office or home, investment in the necessary technology solutions is essential for productivity, efficiency, and communication.

Technology Enables Remote Employee Productivity

At first thought, working remotely may seem like a hindrance to employee productivity. However, a recent study by Stanford proves the opposite. Over nine months, 16,000 employees working from home were found to have increased productivity by 13%.¹

A home provides a quieter work environment, fewer co-worker distractions, and more alone time to focus, giving employees a perfect productivity setting. It has even been found that 86% of individuals prefer this situation when trying to be as productive as possible, making employees happier working from home than working in an office.²

To ensure a strong employee experience and boosted productivity, Dell recommends investing in proper technology and equipment upgrades to contribute to an ideal home office setup.³

Suppose an employee suffers a downgrade in productivity when moving from the office to a remote work situation. It is likely due to a less-than-ideal equipment setup or a lack of access to the necessary resources they would otherwise have at the office.

For example, an employee switching from a dual monitor setup in the office to a single monitor setup at home or an employee not having access to high-speed internet at home could both see declines in productivity.

Technology Increases Remote Employee Efficiency

While working from home may increase employee productivity, individual efficiency should be considered as well.

Today’s tech solutions allow organizations to optimize business processes, making it easier to restructure repetitive processes and gain efficiencies wherever time can be saved while completing tasks quicker than without the optimization process.

The right technology and tools empower employees to be more efficient working from home.

For example, video conferencing and messaging services allow employees to communicate effectively in real-time, making the transition from an office to a remote or hybrid workforce seem less daunting.

Now, colleagues from across the globe can meet without anyone boarding an airplane.

Employees can ask interdepartmental questions in a matter of seconds, rather than tracking that individual down in the building — a much more efficient use of everyone’s time.

Technology Facilitates Remote Employee Communication

The right technology and tools fuel remote employee productivity, efficiency, and communication. In today’s world, where face-to-face communication is much less common, finding ways to stay connected from a remote setting is essential.

Implementing proper adaptations for previously in-person processes — like team meetings, workshops, and watercooler talk — is necessary to keep individuals and the team on-track.

Team communication software like Zoom or Slack allows the team to collaborate and stay in the loop. Live working environments like Google docs allow for simultaneous work on a project that would otherwise be done in person. Project management software like Monday.com or Trello can be utilized to align on project goals and enforce deadlines.

With 25–30% of the global workforce predicted to still be working from home by the end of 2021, utilizing tools like these and keeping employees connected is critical.

The Mobile Device Lifecycle Solution for a Remote Workforce

With so many organizations moving to a hybrid or even fully-remote workforce, many employees are being issued corporate-owned mobile devices and technology equipment to complete their in-home offices.

Eventually, those corporate-owned devices will reach the end of their lifecycles. Employees are eligible for device upgrades, devices are damaged, or employees leave the organization.

As these devices reach the end of their lifecycles, a proper mobile device recovery process is needed to ensure each device’s recovery and secure corporate data destruction.

Considering a software-driven, transparent, and data-secure solution from the beginning of any connected worker or digital transformation initiative will maximize an organization’s likelihood of recovering that device at the end of its lifecycle and mitigate the risk of unsecured corporate data.

As employees globally adapt to this new world utilizing mobile devices and technology in new ways, ensuring productivity, efficiency, and connectivity is essential to today’s hybrid organizations.


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[1] Apollo Technical. Surprising Work from Home Statistics (2021). https://www.apollotechnical.com/working-from-home-productivity-statistics/#:~:text=Several%20studies%20over%20the%20past,and%20are%2047%25%20more%20productive

[2] Apollo Technical. Surprising Work from Home Statistics (2021). https://www.apollotechnical.com/working-from-home-productivity-statistics/#:~:text=Several%20studies%20over%20the%20past,and%20are%2047%25%20more%20productive

[3] Dell Technologies. Support Your Remote Workforce With the Right Tools to Boost Productivity. https://www.apollotechnical.com/working-from-home-productivity-statistics/#:~:text=Several%20studies%20over%20the%20past,and%20are%2047%25%20more%20productive

[4] Techvera. 6 Ways Optimizing Technology Can Improve Your business Efficiency. https://techvera.com/6-ways-optimizing-technology-can-improve-your-business-efficiency/

[5] Review 42. 28 Need-To-Know Remote Work Statistics of 2021https://review42.com/resources/remote-work-statistics/#:~:text=35.,by%20the%20end%20of%202021&text=Kate%20Lister%2C%20the%20president%20of,by%20the%20end%20of%202021