I talked in an earlier post about how much attention has been paid to well-known tech behemoths like IBM and Yahoo mandating their employees come back to the office. While these companies have defended their actions by emphasizing the importance of face-to-face collaboration to create a productive and efficient work environment, recent research shows that the future of work still points to an increasingly mobile workforce. In fact, Fuze’s Breaking Barriers 2020 report found that working from home appeals to 85 percent of the workforce and 83 percent of workers don’t think they need to be in the office to be productive.
For a fuller picture of how the desire for remote work is shaping the next-generation office, our team pulled together an infographic highlighting some of the key research pointing to the employees’ appetite for flexible, remote work options, and the benefit these policies can have on the modern workforce. Overall, the data support that the workplace environment is changing. In embracing this shift, and to ensure next-generation employees are empowered in their jobs, companies need to focus on evolving the way they think about and invest in communicating to enable a “work from everywhere” culture.
At Fuze, we are huge proponents of practicing what we preach and have worked closely with our employees to create a positive and efficient remote work culture. The Fuze platform has played a critical role in creating a seamless communications experience across voice, video, and messaging regardless of location. But the technology alone is not enough. To truly foster a culture of remote work, organizations need to pair technology with a few other important steps.
So how can companies implement an efficient, productive work-from-everywhere policy? Check out the full infographic here to read up on our checklist for embracing the #FuzeLife.