Blog: Build a Work from Anywhere Strategy
Build a "work-from-anywhere" strategy

...with technology as its foundation

Blog: Build a Work from Anywhere Strategy
Build a "work-from-anywhere" strategy

...with technology as its foundation

The modern workplace is less about where people work and more about collaborating and innovating from almost anywhere. But that also means that everyone has their own unique requirements, and building a strategy to accommodate the needs of your hybrid workforce can be complex.

A Managed Services Provider can help you examine your current IT environment and future needs, and work with you to develop your strategy.

Take the time to understand and reflect on:

  • Your organization’s objectives in moving to a hybrid workplace.
    Are you looking to reduce costs, improve employee morale, reduce your impact on the environment, and expand the talent pool you can draw from? Or are you moving to hybrid for other reasons? Clearly defining your objectives will help you to plan a path to get there, and ensure your transition to hybrid will be far smoother.
  • What kind of work needs to get done.
    Some roles may naturally lend themselves to remote work, whereas others require people to be on-site most of the time. Outlining which is which, as well as roles that fall in between, will help you to structure your plan.
  • How experienced your workforce is.
    Today’s workforce includes five generations – The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z – and each brings its own wants and needs to their jobs. To craft an effective strategy, you’ll need to look at factors such as how far into their careers people are and how comfortable they are with technology, and then incorporate the right balance into your plan.
  • What employees want.
    The only way to know this is to ask them. Survey staff to find out about their attitudes toward remote work, how eager they are to work on-site (or not), whether they are interested in a hybrid model for their own role, what concerns they have about their IT set-up, and what questions they have. Two-way communication with staff is crucial throughout this time of change, and particularly at the beginning so that you can ensure you are developing a plan that doesn’t just include the best IT solutions possible – but also incorporates the reality of what people want, need and will use.
  • When, where, and how people will work.
    Physical space, geography and work hours, broken out by type of role, must make up an important part of your plan. Local laws, taxation and potential changes to compensation can come into play here as well and should be considered.

As you think about all of this, a key factor should also be the level of IT investment and support required.

A fully remote workplace requires a very different IT strategy than one that has most of the team in the office with just a few people working from home. This is where an MSP’s knowledge can be invaluable in terms of helping determine what technology is needed to create a solid foundation for your hybrid work strategy.

Get in touch to talk about how FSi Strategies can help you develop your work-from-anywhere IT strategy for the hybrid world.

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