Success Depends on Embracing Challenges of Data and Analytics
The key to managing new hybrid workplace dynamics is via the transparent use of data and analytics. According to Forbes 1, the data proves that hybrid models work well, and hybridity will be a major productivity strategy for the future. However, there are a multitude of hybrid working variations. Understanding employees’ new habits and workflows while maintaining acceptable productivity levels necessitates the constant re-assessment of performance metrics. To get the whole story, organizations should be making informed data-driven decisions about their own hybrid models, particularly in terms of motivation, engagement, and ROI, so implementations can be adjusted with a fluidity that ensures the most seamless operations.2
Flex Worker Expectations are Evolving New Approaches to Productivity
Almost three-quarters of employees want flexible remote work options to remain in place, even after the pandemic has ended, according to Statista 1. The worldwide shift to adaptive and home working has empowered a new kind of laptop-enabled flex worker who only requires high-speed Wi-Fi, USB video capture, a dock, and a decent workspace located anywhere to perform their job effectively. As the boundaries between travel, life, and work are blurring, productivity is actually improving, so much so that industry leaders are realizing that productivity needs to be redefined to support the needs of a dispersed workforce by incorporating aspects such as collaboration, learning, and wellbeing 2.
Collaboration Tools to become Backbone as AI Augmentation Looms
It remains difficult to replicate the advantages of in-person interaction, particularly for brainstorming, ideation, and mentorship, in a virtual meeting environment 1. So striking the right balance means changing the way that meeting space technologies are used. Tools that support meaningful interaction between on-site and remote/flex participants are now simply a baseline requirement. Looking further, in addition to ensuring inclusion, collaboration platforms are soon likely to incorporate AI components, such as wearable tech and intelligent screens, to also ensure wellness 2. It is clear that collaborative technologies are no longer just tools; they are becoming the infrastructure backbone for the connections and culture of the smart hybrid workplace.
Key Tech Adoption is Being Accelerated but Also Re-Imagined
Three-quarters of US companies intend to speed up their technology transfer in 2021, while 87% of UK employers have also accelerated their digital transformation projects 1, but these are adoptions that were already in place. For example, video content creation and viewership was already on the rise before 2020, and now livestreaming content has become an indispensible tool for many organizations. 4K KVM switch solutions are already providing flexibility and power for desktop warriors, while portable USB-C docking stations are expanding device functionality for mobile workers. It’s mostly a matter of re-imagining some key core technologies that are useful for the hybrid workplace – and they are mostly already available 2.
ATEN Hybrid Workplace solutions have the following advantages:
Enhanced Collaboration for Remote Meeting Participants
As companies look to reboot the digital workplace for the new normal, the implementation of thriving meeting spaces for team interactions is the key to productivity and results. ATEN solutions provide collaborative functions to maximize engagement, such as BYOD and interactive whiteboards, for remote participant-enabled meetings in all kinds of hybrid work models.
Pro-level Content Creation and Livestreaming for Business
Expanding the reach of business operations with pro-level video content that can be shared with strategic partners and customers around the globe has become paramount. ATEN solutions allow businesses to transition tradeshows, conferences, and even corporate training, to a virtual format with dynamic effects and two-camera switching to be livestreamed to any streaming platform.
Direct Hack-proof Connections for Efficient Remote Working
To avoid the cybersecurity perils of software solutions, ATEN single port KVM over IP switches provide remote workers with a secure, hardware-based solution to connect remotely to corporate systems for synchronous working in real time, with secured remote access to digital video, audio, and virtual media via remote BIOS-level control of office-based PCs and workstations.
Secure Access for Remote IT Infrastructure Management
For any workplace setup, ATEN over IP solutions offer smooth, secure remote access to all devices in corporate server rooms. The complete infrastructure is accessible from anywhere via a single portal, ensuring that critical systems can be managed remotely and in real time to maintain the seamless provision of IT services required to keep businesses moving.
Commitment to Providing Flexible Workplace Solutions
As a leading integrated AV/IT solutions provider, ATEN understands that the evolution of the workplace brings new challenges for connectivity, so our remote work and hybrid solutions are flexible enough to fit a wide range of applications, both in and out of the workplace, allowing flex employees to remain engaged in productivity wherever they are located.
Video up to True 4K for Immersive Visual Excellence
To meet the needs for smooth operations, seamless high-performance video is of prime importance to ensure that in-office employees, remote staff, and flex workers are getting the best visual experience possible. ATEN desktop, content creation, docking, and remote access solutions support the highest resolutions and quality for applications at all locations in any hybrid workplace model.
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