What is the long-term impact of flexible working cultures?
It’s no secret that enabling remote work can lead to substantial business benefits.
But to achieve these benefits, you need the right technology that allows employees to work from anywhere effectively.
Supporting your remote workforce is no longer a “nice to do.”
With more employees working from home, IT teams are scrambling to get everyone connected. But, now that their remote work processes are going from “in theory” to “in practice,” admins are discovering that they weren’t as prepared as they thought.
It’s the new normal.
Also, in the current rush to give employees what they need, many companies are overlooking how these technologies will impact their IT complexity and data security.
According to the study, flexible work not only helps companies attract talent in a hyper-competitive labor market, it increases employee engagement and productivity.
Even before the global pandemic, research by the Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR) showed that supporting a remote workforce yields significant economic benefits.
commuting hours saved each year
saved in commuting costs
back in the pockets of U.S. workers, due to time and cost savings
The real savings of remote work
of employees said remote work would help them get more done, as they would spend less time commuting
of respondents said flexible working options would help them manage their time more effectively and devote extra hours to work tasks
By offering flexible or remote work options, companies like yours can improve employee engagement:
You can also entice contract and part-time employees to take on more work. The CEBR study revealed that:
of respondents who are unemployed or economically inactive would consider working if they had flexibility
of part-time workers would be inclined to take more hours if they could do so remotely
of knowledge workers who are currently employed would work from home 2.4 days per week if given the opportunity
More importantly, it means moving beyond piecemeal collaboration apps to an integrated platform that gives employees an easy, secure way to find information and perform essential tasks.
But to realize benefits like these, companies must redefine the “workplace.”
Your IT team must create flexible digital environments that allow employees to access the apps and data they need from any location.
Citrix Workspace empowers employees by pulling all of the apps, files, and data that they need into a single platform that is accessible from any device or location. Keeping everything in one place also gives IT more visibility and control for simplified management, security, and compliance.
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Citrix Workspace solves barriers to mobility and flexibility.
Additionally, Citrix Workspace eliminates many of their daily distractions by aggregating all of their relevant content, data, and applications into a single interface. With everything in one place, they can spend less time searching for information and more time on high-value work.
Provide a seamless user experience
Citrix Workspace supports iOS, Mac OS, Android, Chrome OS, and Windows, giving employees a consistent experience—no matter what device or operating system they use.
With Citrix Workspace, your IT team can:
Reduce risk with a zero trust approach to access
· Take a zero trust approach to security so you can constantly evaluate access while giving users a seamless experience
· Apply role-based security to ensure employees only access the content they are authorized to view
· Control what actions (copy, paste, print, download, etc.) users can take once they sign in
· Provide employees with a single sign-on (SSO) to all of their apps and data
· Block malicious websites and/or provide an isolated browser for unknown or untrusted sites
Citrix Workspace provides a unified management console for all your company’s endpoints, apps, and data, making it easier to monitor and control your environment. The console also helps support a growing workforce. Admins can quickly scale Workspace to support:
Simplify IT management and scalability
· Seasonal workers
· New branch offices
· In-house employees who suddenly need to work remotely
Maintain visibility into and control over sensitive data
Citrix Workspace gives you the visibility and controls you need to respond to the new ways people work.
· Gain visibility into and control over all your company's data—regardless of where or how it’s accessed
· Proactively monitor applications and endpoints for threats
· Deliver apps securely—across any device or network
· View analytics on user behavior and potential risks
View analytics on user behavior and potential risks
Citrix Workspace offers a secure alternative to the traditional VPN appliance-based approach, providing access to intranet resources through the Workspace app or any native browser installed on an end-user device. With Citrix Workspace, you can:
· Provide the right levels of access to applications deployed on premises without opening access to the entire network
· Continuously assess user behaviors and risks
· Easily enforce secure access policies for individual apps depending on user context
· Scan end-user devices before enforcing the appropriate authentication and access policies
· Deliver a better user experience than VPNs, especially for low-bandwidth network connections
How Greenberg Traurig improved its employee and client experience
Greenberg Traurig LLC, a global law firm, has built its reputation on delivering innovative, quality legal representation. Sometimes, that means doing work after traditional business hours, from remote locations, while attorneys are on the go, or even during natural disasters.
The law firm chose Citrix technology to simplify its workflows and processes, making it easier for its IT team to manage diverse challenges and disparate environments.
Citrix Workspace consolidates the firm’s IT services onto one platform. As a result, attorneys can securely work, audit documents, and take care of billing from one dashboard. In a highly regulated industry such as the legal field, ensuring the security of sensitive data is a critical part of being compliant and serving clients. With Citrix, the firm’s IT team can maintain control over security functions while giving employees and clients a better experience.
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