Is your workforce ready for hybrid working? We’ve created a 21-point checklist to ensure you are using best security practices for your hybrid workforce.
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The Covid-19 pandemic shook the business world like no other event before it.
Its impact was felt in every sector, with most businesses relying on remote work to stay afloat during the chaos.
However, with the successful rollout of vaccines across the UK, there is hope that businesses can soon do away with the fully remote model, should they want to, since a return to face-to-face communication seems welcomed by employers, and employees alike.
Many industry experts have touted hybrid work environments as the best overall option moving forward.
A hybrid environment brings together elements of traditional on-site work and remote work, with employees having the choice to work from home, at the office, or split time between both.
According to the global workspace provider IWG, working from home is set to become ‘the norm’ – that’s if it isn’t already the case for many organisations like yours.
The chief executive of IWG, Mark Dixon, said fewer firms are renting offices and this comes especially after the challenging year a majority of businesses have experienced.
He said: “Something’s happening and it is a change to the way that companies and people work… It works for companies, because it’s a lot cheaper.”
“It’s also much, much better for the environment,” he believes as many commuters have slashed their daily commute.
But while hybrid environments have advantages such as personal flexibility and heightened productivity, there are disadvantages like an increase in cyber risks, and costs associated with asset management.
These risks multiply due to many endpoints operating outside the secure business perimeter, in a distributed work environment.
So our checklist will allow you to identify the risks hybrid workers pose to your digital assets, and should help you nip any potential issues in the bud.
Broken into three sections: People; Software; Hardware, the checklist will help you ensure nothing is missed when it comes to your hybrid worker environment.
Did you know this about hybrid working?
- A total 67 per cent of organisations reported an increase in spending on web conferencing software to support their hybrid workforce, according to Ring Central.
- The primary location for remote workers is their home, followed by co-working spaces, coffee shops and other locations.
- Around 66% of employees say they would be less happy within their jobs if they were unable to continue with the method of working after the coronavirus pandemic.
Whatever stance your company has on hybrid working, super-fast and reliable IT Support is essential for every employee to ensure maximum productivity through technology.
We understand our checklist may initiate questions which you’ll need answers to. Our team would be more than happy to speak with you about moving forward with permanent hybrid working.