The cloud and teleworking: a winning combination for your business
With the development of teleworking, Covid-19 has provided an unexpected opportunity for transformation. As such, companies should not simply move to the cloud or use it as a tool. They should take full advantage of these new opportunities to boost their productivity.
As we know, there can be no effective teleworking without collaborative cloud-based tools. Indeed, the cloud is the cornerstone for establishing centralised storage of data and documents, making it possible to choose applications which will increase the efficiency of teleworking. These applications must be integrated with each other to reflect end-to-end business processes.
Not forgetting the creation of discussion forums with omni-channel features or the ability to drive team innovation by creating immersive environments to virtually see, touch and feel products or systems.
Cloud and teleworking: from tools to collaborative working
These collaborative tools and the development of teleworking (and with it the use of the cloud) can help management in its ongoing search for efficiency. After all, collaborative working is a superb lever for information sharing and knowledge transfer. Networking allows an employee to unite colleagues around their own projects, facilitate the development of new skills, and create communities sharing their best practices.
It therefore tends to encourage commitment by all and create an environment of emulation which benefits the company. In this way, people become the heart of the organisation once again, helping to strengthen employees’ trust in their leaders and managers. These tools also facilitate work (including team work) regardless of where the employee is located. This is an additional lever for productivity, flexibility and time saving.
Cloud and teleworking: from collaborative work to agile management
But this widespread adoption of teleworking also raises human and management issues, because the efficiency of collaborative working is not guaranteed simply by implementing a software solution or by more intensive use of the cloud. It is also based, above all, on the ability and motivation of employees to work together. It is therefore important to encourage everyone to discover what the collaborative tool can do for them. This involves both training sessions and the dissemination of strong messages from management.
Furthermore, managers must extend more autonomy and freedom within this “digital workplace”, which brings with it new values such as flexibility, availability, connectivity, responsiveness, sharing and flexibility.
The implementation of collaborative working therefore involves a solution offering a unique working environment, with organised and structured projects improving clarity, transparency and speed. And, with the cloud, control can be maintained over a document’s life cycle, with change history, version management, and correct version approval. This reinforces individual engagement with work and therefore productivity within the company.
To help you, our latest ebook is available to download. Containing lots of examples and practical cases, it will offer you a clearer understanding and allow you to fully seize the opportunities offered by these new teleworking challenges.