Remote working and virtual collaboration are nothing new to Cisco, but we recognise that delivering on all that hybrid work requires for success, just as you are, is not easy. Based on our experience of 'living hybrid' for more than 70,000 employees globally during the pandemic, here are four ways you can build towards a sustainable future of hybrid work by designing the work experience around, and for, your people – wherever they are.
The pandemic forced organisations into the biggest transformation many of them had ever undertaken. Some went overnight from their workforce being more than 95% onsite to almost entirely home-based just to be able to continue to operate.
Moving forward, powering hybrid work will be a priority for many organisations because while it’s clear the office isn’t going back to what it looked like pre-pandemic, the question now is: what happens next?
Cisco has made rethinking hybrid work models (both on-site and remote) and workspace infrastructure a top priority – considering both technology and facilities, as well as the level of flexibility and choice given to our people. Because work is not where you go but what you do, it’s just as important we empower our people – whether they are working from home, in the office, or anywhere.
Based on our experience, here are four ways you can build towards a sustainable future of hybrid work:
A bright future waits for those who embrace hybrid work. This transformation will be powered by the convergence of people, technology, and places to promote innovation, efficiency, and a happier and more productive workforce.
Ultimately, you should focus on building greater business agility because, as the pandemic has proved, digital transformation is not a one-time event.
Business agility describes an organisation’s ability to anticipate change, accelerate digital business and drive innovation to compete effectively in the face of disruption – whether it’s from more agile companies with disruptive business models, supply chain issues, or enforced home-working due to local pandemic waves. In other words, truly agile organisations will have the ability to drive efficiency, resiliency, and growth wherever and whenever needed.
Cisco’s Group CIO sees business agility being the ultimate superpower for IT. This superpower is well within your financial reach if you define your path clearly from the outset such that your recent investments deliver the value anticipated.