Organizations of all sizes and industries had to make drastic changes to stay afloat at the onset of the pandemic, particularly in those forced into a remote work situation. New challenges were met on a daily basis as the new normal set in. Now that hybrid work has become a permanent solution for many corporate settings, the post-pandemic company needs a clear strategy for the hybrid workforce to be a success.
For organizations that have strived for greater remote workability for years, meeting the sudden needs requirements of a work-from-home scenario was a fairly smooth process. For others, the pivot to remote offices put them in panic mode. As the pandemic wore on, companies moved past the initial scramble and began to think strategically about how to retain the benefits of remote options. At the same time, for some companies there were clear drawbacks to 100% remote work, such as fewer opportunities to network and build professional relationships.
For example, WFH Research reports that around 6 in 10 workers say they are more productive working out of their home offices. But organizations also need to cater to the other end of the spectrum: the roughly 15% of workers who say they get more done at the office. Many companies are addressing these varied needs through a hybrid workforce.
While every hybrid environment is different, companies succeeding with a hybrid workforce model have adopted roughly the same technologies to reach their goals. Cloud migration was already growing and was a vital piece of the puzzle during the pandemic, but they also use various cyber security tools, remote networking solutions, and various collaboration technologies, as well as applications and platforms for proper workflow among disparate workers.
Due to employees working in different network environments, security gaps emerged that needed to be addressed. The hybrid environment revealed new risks that required new considerations. Some of the most prosperous organizations have adopted zero trust policies, protecting data and infrastructure with practices such as multifactor authentication and role-based access. There have also been improvements in security by using automation to flag and address abnormal traffic.
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