The whole of Switzerland speaks of home office. But as self-evident as the media propagate, an efficient and above all secure home office operation is only possible with the appropriate solutions and an adapted organization. For many SME companies, the home office recommendation, as well as the need of employees for flexible working models, poses certain challenges. These manifest themselves not only in an outdated or inflexible IT infrastructure. Rather, processes, guidelines, employee training, data security and changing structures are further hurdles that must be overcome. Implement now all measures necessary for a secure, efficient and simple home office operation.
The introduction of home office includes many other aspects besides IT. In a detailed planning for future structures and processes, the cultural aspect is also an important component for success. Since the corporate culture has a major influence on the economic performance of a company, the cultural effects must also be discussed and included. Problems caused by changing structures, inflexible processes and cultural changes can demotivate many employees. With a purposefully applied project and change management process, any difficulties can be recognized early and enable the project team to intervene in time.
Leading employees in the home office also poses new challenges for management. New approaches must be found to continue to efficiently lead and motivate employees. In a hybrid operation, this can be handled more easily by the temporary presence of employees. In a pure home office operation, which is lived in many companies due to the current situation, the non-existent presence prevents direct access to the employees. For them, in turn, a loss of the familiar team structure is a challenge that must be specifically accompanied by management.
Another important component is the security of business data. Some companies are poorly protected due to the often insufficiently planned or untrained home office operation. Various studies prove that the situation is increasingly exploited by criminals. Cyberattacks have increased strongly in the last months and are a recurring topic in the media. Not only an appropriate protection of the IT infrastructure is mandatory. Employees are considered a major risk for cyber attacks. Therefore, awareness raising through employee training must be planned and implemented.
A well-equipped home office workstation and the correct use of tools are crucial for maximum efficiency. Notebook, docking station, monitor and Microsoft 365 are ideal tools for efficient digital collaboration. However, the best tools must also be operated correctly in order to reap the benefits. Investments in employee training are therefore an important basis. Untrained employees do not achieve the necessary results and develop dissatisfaction in their daily work, which in turn has a negative impact on motivation and business results.
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