Most business owners and or leadership teams know the ability to attract, retain, and inspire the best talent is the difference in long-term business outcomes.
We live in a digital era and world of Hacks, and Aps with countless SaaS solutions, launched seemingly daily to help ameliorate issues, automate process, bridge gaps to free up time, and reduce costs - many of which work if integrated into the workflow and bought into by the workforce to actually use - proving value with new tools is more crucial than ever.
Technology can help but just like marketing cannot cover up fundamental flaws in business strategy/models, tech does not overcome poor talent strategy even when designed to help a remote workforce. Aligning business and talent strategy with the practice of talent optimization is at the core of performance and a sustainable, enduring, resilient company wherever the workforce is.
Andrea Sotgiu LFG MD
With that said remote work is here to stay and therefore so is the tech that helps facilitate it. Remote work is attractive to many employees for various reasons, but not as conducive to some as others – whats good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander, those of us who are introverted and crave less social interaction are naturally more comfortable remotely than the extraverted who will have more difficulty dealing with the isolation. Knowing the behavioral drives of all employees from the leadership teams to pre-hire candidates is essential. data and people science help a leadership team build a talent strategy to optimize individual, team and company performance. "Awareness" is paramount, and key to great leaders and their organizational success. Understanding natural behavioral tendencies is essential to ensure people are the right fit, in the right roles, to appreciate and consider communication, and taking-actions styles, team dynamics, management aptitude, coaching, and ultimately employee engagement, the primary driver of company performance.
Workplace assessment, data, diagnostics and people science are tools that should be integrated into the fabric of every business. Reach out to us to discuss talent optimization and the exponential ROI you should be expecting!
Here's some of the other unexpectedly crucial software for navigating the new future of work -
Reason for use: As companies now require employees to work from all over the country, there's an even greater need for a public cloud to store data and access company documents. Goldman Sachs expects to see 32% of workloads adopted to a public cloud service by June.
Reason for use: This software helps organizations manage its human workforce, manage employee documents, recruit digitally, and track project management. This software can also incorporate digital document services to more quickly create offer letters and conduct background checks, performance evaluations, and role changes. Goldman Sachs notes HCM companies will penetrate 80% of the available market by 2022
Reason for use: Team messaging allows employees to communicate instantaneously and allows for smaller public and private group chats to work remotely.
Reason for use: Video conferencing can allow for remote communication, both formal and informal. Notes that as of August 2019, 54% of organizations adopted a company videoconferencing system, and 38% were planning to within the next two years.
Reason for use: Employees can access and share documents from anywhere using third-party content collaboration software.
Reason for use: Companies typically use firewalls to secure proprietary information and prevent unauthorized access to their networks. Many firewalls are deployed around corporate headquarters via a physical appliance. Remote work will increase the need for network security distributed to employees in other parts of the country and globe.
Reason for use: Remote companies need flexible, cloud-supported monitoring to quickly identify and solve IT issues. This software is still in the early stage of adoption. Note, with just 5% to 10% of workloads being monitored it’s predicted the crisis will catalyze its use.
See Goldman Sachs recent report
A range of software that companies will need before they can work remotely the way they'll need to. Public cloud and office cloud software, for instance, help employees access corporate data outside of physical headquarters. And network security ensures that proprietary data remains secure and prevents hackers from accessing company information.