As the role of technology in the workplace has received increasing attention in recent years, it’s become more important than ever for employers to implement tech platforms and practices in a way that’s beneficial for not just organizational operations, but for employee productivity. With the hybrid work model becoming increasingly prevalent, technology continues to play a vital role in how employees perform their roles each day, as well as overall job satisfaction. Here are three tips for how to use technology to foster a successful hybrid workforce:
Establish new guidelines. It’s safe to say a remote workplace involves your employees working with technology in a completely different way. Establishing guidelines about how technology platforms should be used is essential for ensuring your employees know how to professionally communicate and perform their jobs. Policies may cover everything from best practices for virtual communications to cybersecurity measures. This will serve as a blueprint for your employees, setting expectations for everyone who utilizes technology within your organization.
Focus on connectivity and workflow.
Despite common perceptions, technology can improve connectivity among employees working remotely. Tools like Zoom video, chatbots, and project management software can effectively facilitate workflow, allowing employees to efficiently communicate and break down barriers that may prevent the fluid exchange of information. Investing in technologies focused on enhancing connectivity and workflow will ultimately enhance employee engagement and allow your team to reach shared goals without having to schedule face-to-face meetings.
Gather regular employee feedback. The feedback you receive from your employees can be eye-opening, allowing you to make meaningful changes to policies that transform the way in which your team functions on a regular basis. From employee surveys to one-on-one meetings, proactively seeking feedback from your staff will be instrumental to ensuring technology is being used in the best ways possible. In most cases, your employees will be honest about their remote work experience at your organization and disclose any challenges they’ve encountered.
These are just a few of the ways in which you can improve the role of technology within your hybrid workforce, and ultimately, retain your best talent for years to come!
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