How to Streamline Hybrid Working for your Business

In the wake of the pandemic, many businesses are moving towards hybrid working models to account for major changes in the way we work.

Are you team ‘9-5 in the office’, or team ‘work from home’?

In the wake of the pandemic, many businesses are moving towards hybrid working models to account for major changes in the way we work.

For many businesses, this will present as a hybrid working model, employees may have several days in the office, and one day working from home, or vice versa.

This will have huge implications for both employees and IT, with more emphasis than ever before on adaptable technology that can maintain workplace productivity in the office and at home.

 

How are things changing?

Well, for starters, remote support has been more vital.

The usual process of getting IT staff to simply walk over to an employee’s desk to check problems on-site is far reduced in favour of remote access tools.

Additionally, cloud-enabling every type of software possible is increasingly popular, enabling teams to collaborate more effectively and efficiently no matter where they are.

Businesses are also finding the latest Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony to keep communication processes smooth and headache-free.

Across the board, businesses want to make sure that employees are connected, secure and productive.

How can you make sure your IT setup is suitable for hybrid working?

 

Give access across the board

There’s a reason cloud software is so popular (especially over the last year or so).

It allows employees to work from any location as long as they have a stable internet connection, plus, infrastructure can be moved to the cloud, too.

That’s right, your telephone system can be moved to the cloud as well!

Additionally, staple applications of many workplaces such as Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud are hosted in the cloud.

This makes office/remote working collaboration easier than ever, rather than facing multiple logistical, communication and set-up issues.

 

Get everything you need in one place

Most of the headaches around hybrid working come from having to access everything from different places, making receiving help or resolving unexpected issues extremely difficult.

Particularly for businesses looking to actively onboard remote workers, covering a new employee’s IT needs can seem like an uphill struggle.

A pre-loaded laptop, Office 365, full data protection, and virtual helpdesk support are all part of Prism Pack, from just £74.99 a month, and you can add Prism Packs to your existing software!

You want to make sure that you can access all of your IT needs quickly, without complex processes, so choosing a provider that can match your requirements is essential in guaranteeing smooth hybrid working processes.

 

The key takeaway

Your IT needs might seem confusing when trying to account for different modes of working, but they don’t have to be.

Covering the basics give you a great foundation to stand on, but when it comes to team collaboration between office workers and remote workers, prioritising cloud software for collaboration and an IT package for the rest of your needs is the way to go.

Get in touch to find out how we can help your business adapt to hybrid working safely and securely.