The right tools for the job
Hybrid working is of course reliant on having the right digital technology in place to ensure it is reliable and practical to use. For most business this is a journey rather than a specific destination and is often referred to as ‘Digital Maturity’.
Most businesses already employ some level of digitisation of their systems and according to Konica Minolta's “Digital Transformation” study, digital transformation is a top priority for 45% of companies
. But it is worth considering if your business has the right remote working systems in place to deliver the flexibility that the team needs wherever they are working - since, according to Konica Minolta's study "Top SMB IT Pain Points & Solutions", for nearly half of SMBs (49 percent), the lack of necessary employee hardware or software was a difficulty associated with home-based working
. If employees struggle to access the information they need away from the office (or in doing so it compromises the security of data) then it's time for a rethink.
Along with utilising the right digital systems and increasing Digital Maturity, providing employees with choice and support is the key to successfully utilising hybrid working. Most businesses have found that when empowered and trusted, employees are very good at making the most appropriate choice as to where and how they work.
Konica Minolta has taken this successful approach and assists customers in doing the same for their employees, powering a better mix of collaboration and work/life balance. By ensuring your information systems are always updated and securely available to your team (wherever they work), it is much easier to find the perfect mix of remote and office-based hybrid working, ensuring that everyone is fully engaged in your business success goals.