Whether your company has decided to move toward a large-scale remote work environment or offer a hybrid set-up where employees can work in-house or at home, depending on predetermined factors, you need assurance that you can achieve the same — or better — productivity levels than a traditional work model.
When the big shift to remote work began on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, many studies showed that productivity levels stayed the same or were better for work-from-home staff.
Of course, that depends entirely on the nature of the job and whether at-home staff has seamless access to all the data, documents, and software tools they would have in their offices.
If you consider most companies save $11,000 a year for just one employee that is working remotely part-time, it is easy to see why smart businesses would leverage some of that extra revenue to create time- and effort-saving electronic workflows to help their remote staff be more productive.
How to Manage Remote Work Staff and Electronic Workflows for Amplified Benefits
Adjusting to a remote work environment is no small feat for managers or for employees.
Keeping colleagues and customers connected to one another through a number of geographically scattered devices can seem like a daunting task, but if you manage this change in a structured way, it can bring amplified benefits for all parties.
If you are having difficulty deciding on the right technology for your remote team, consider teaming up with a trusted third-party services provider that can help you identify and prioritize crucial goals and create a detailed plan that can bring you the optimal outcome.
Some critical benefits of pairing your remote work staff and electronic workflows include:
- Centralized Database for Resources
Document management systems (DMS) can provide paperless access to crucial data, regardless of employee location or date and time, making working across town or across the globe equally manageable.
A DMS can help you capture and digitize paper documents, then store them securely in a database that is easily searchable by keywords, terms, or other strategies developed to meet your needs.
- Enhanced Security
Storing documents in a cloud-based environment can provide superior security attributes over on-premises or other methods of storage.
Your managed services provider (MSP) can help you use the cloud in a judicious matter, with redundant backups, state-of-the-art encryption, multi-factor authorization, and other security protocols. Placing data in a secure cloud environment will give your remote staff the access they need to crucial data, while protecting it from theft or loss.
- Better Task Management and Accountability
Automated workflows can help you assign the right tasks to the right person, streamline workflows, and ensure everyone is on the same page regarding responsibility through better communication and collaborative resources.
Technologies such as desktop virtualization allow users to remotely simulate their in-house desktop resources on their home computer or laptop to gain access to all the tools resident on their host computer.
Not only does this increase productivity, but it can also provide secure, mobile access to necessary applications, reduce downtime and IT costs, and provide a feature-rich experience for remote users.
Look to Perry proTECH for the Remote Technology That Will Keep Your Team Productive
At Perry proTECH, we have assembled leading-edge technologies coupled with IT experts with a deep level of knowledge in creating, deploying, and managing tools and technologies that can benefit your remote team, accelerating productivity and resulting in revenue-producing benefits.
When you work with our team of professionals, we will expertly assess your current infrastructure, including the number and type of remote workers on your team.
From there, we can discuss all the tools at our disposal — from workflow automation strategies to desktop virtualization, cloud services, network management, document management, and others.
Once we have a clear picture of your business goals, we can design a system that will bring your remote team all the essential tools they need to work productively, effectively, and safely in an easy-to-deploy system that is flexible, scalable, and cost-effective.
Give your remote team a productivity boost with these must-have tech tools. Contact a Perry proTECH consultant and learn how electronic workflows, cloud-based systems, document management, and other strategies can help your business thrive.