CIOs, Gear Up for the Brave World of Hybrid Working

The coronavirus epidemic has changed the nature of work. Indeed, it is a watershed moment that encourages CIOs to strategize for the future. As a result, they are redesigning the workspace to help employees overcome emerging risks. In this article at Gartner, Meghan Rimol elaborates on the possible outcomes of adopting a hybrid working model.

Rethink, Reimagine, Revive

A majority of organizations have normalized the remote working model for over a year. The hybrid workplace appears to be a suitable prospect for the future. It consists of a modest blend of remote and on-site employees to spend productive hours from home and office. The future demands revival of IT provisions and operating model. CIOs must observe and practice these four steps to effectively venture into a hybrid working model:

Change Approach

The most prevalent ideas involve an open office space designed to facilitate clear interaction and cooperation. However, emerging virtual innovations offer the same advantages with more refined and accessible features. The CIOs must reassess and replace existing communication, training and development processes, and knowledge-sharing office spaces with digital tools. Identify advanced processes that can improve the current technological assets of your organization.

Strategic Connection

Employees working together for months prefer to maintain a digital connection. The virtual channels of communication can bridge the gap but often affect the mental health of the employees. To address this psychological challenge, ensure developing a hybrid workstation that offers a system for people to concentrate better.

Change Tactic

The hybrid model allows turning a home corner into a noise-free workstation or a co-working space at any distributed location. CIOs must reconsider all the available options and security arrangements for employees. Your new office must be worth spending time on travel by bringing valuable experience to your workforce. Urge the C-suite to approve devising a new office space that meets the social and security requirements of the staff.

Reliability and Risks

Honesty has become critical for any hybrid work culture. Data integrity, cybersecurity, VPN connections, and regulatory policies are vital to your business growth. The remote working model has raised a range of ethical issues in 2020. Organizations using employee monitoring tools suffered various privacy risks. To overcome such roadblocks, employees and employers must act and evaluate all the new developments together. The CIOs must propose reinforcing work policies that support their organization’s security, confidentiality, and credibility.

Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/4-ways-for-cios-to-implement-hybrid-working-in-2021/

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