The transition from working in an office environment to remote working is riddled with many challenges, putting business leaders on the frontline to ensure that the business remains intact. Many organizations are still working out issues unique to remote working. In this article at ZDNet, Mark Samuels explains the challenges faced by leaders of remote teams.
Challenges Faced by Leaders
One of the significant challenges for leaders is that they must work on “ensuring stability and business continuity; second, institutionalizing new ways of working; and third, using best-practice lessons from the crisis to create lasting technology-led change,” explains Mark. Most IT leaders have created a platform that allows their employees to work remotely in a very short period. However, the challenge during the second stage is to maintain these new ways of working for the long term.
The technology that seemed right at the start of the implementation might seem a mistake once IT teams re-evaluate the maintenance of the tool. Experts believe that leaders must think about how to maintain an on-site technical presence when the issues turn out to be more serious.
Another challenge is to develop a long-term transformation strategy. Many employees will continue to work from home as a part of social distancing measures. This means leaders must ensure to place non-essential expenditure on hold as they must invest in ramping up the monitors and mobile devices, laptops, software-as-a-service, and VPNs to support employees working in remote locations.
As the future of transitioning from the office to remote work continues to unfold, leaders must be proactive in enabling a productive working environment – regardless of the employees’ location. During these unprecedented times, leaders must put their work practices in place to foster collaboration, education, and productivity.
If you are interested in reading the full article, click on https://www.zdnet.com/article/after-the-remote-working-rush-here-comes-the-cios-next-challenge/.