As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spreads worldwide, more employers are considering protecting employees by implementing work-from-home periods. Some of the nation’s largest employers, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others, have already implemented remote work periods to reduce the possibility of spreading disease.

Currently, only about one-third of people in the U.S. work remotely, according to a Workhuman survey published in March 2020. Spurred by the coronavirus outbreak, more companies may allow and encourage employees to telecommute.

For company leaders and team managers, there are key issues to consider when instituting remote work policies. First, having access to data on any device from any location is critical. VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management solution is the most flexible and feature-rich product that allows employees to securely access their company data from any location. Managing logins, passwords and network access are among the Workspace ONE features that benefit remote workers — employees and managers don’t have to worry about lack of access with secure single sign-on.

By combining a cloud-based, zero-trust platform, Workspace ONE gives the IT team the ability to remotely deliver any app to any device in a very secure and simple manner. IT can continuously track device state, user details and authentication context to determine user and device risk and allow or deny access. And with Workspace ONE, IT teams can manage all devices employees use, whether in the office or working remotely, securely. Through a modern digital workspace solution, organizations can rapidly adapt to changing needs and requirements. 

As companies adjust to remote work, some experts say it may become the new normal. Jon Addison, vice president of talent solutions EMEA at LinkedIn, says working from home may prove beneficial for tasks that require “deep focus or privacy due to the sensitive nature of what’s being worked on.” When it comes to meeting with teams or clients, video conferencing technology and collaboration tools can provide a similar environment to being in the office so that remote workers don’t feel as though they are “out of sight, out of mind.”

Change can be difficult for some organizations, but Tech Orchard can help your company smoothly navigate the migration to remote work. Contact us today to learn how we can help you keep employees productive throughout changing and sometimes challenging situations.

Enterprise Mobility Expert Phil Poje, CEO of Tech Orchard

Phil Poje | CEO, Tech Orchard

A serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of executive leadership and ownership experience, Phil has a unique understanding of the challenges that exist within the rapidly growing technology sector. Contact him directly at phil@techorchard.com to discuss innovative ways for overcoming those challenges and propelling your organization to new levels of success.