The Recent Rise in Working from HomeMarch 24, 2020
The following blog post is a modified excerpt from our new white paper Effective Remote Work with Microsoft Teams.
The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically increased the need for remote work
Various travel restrictions and quarantine measures undertaken by organizations, cities and countries to combat the COVID-19 outbreak have caused uncertainties and disruptions as ‘on premises’ business operations are either suspended, being run in limited capacity or have entirely moved to a virtual workplace. While the expectation, or at least the hope, is that workforces will eventually return to physical onsite normalcy, business leaders are seeking to improve team coordination and performance by removing barriers that impede collaboration to drive organizational resiliency against world-impacting events.
A renewed focus on enabling remote workers
In organizations where remote working capabilities or operational processes were not fully pre-planned or established, this has caused a critical need to equip and train employees on the use of workstream collaboration solutions that can enable them to perform their job at home. These technologies include unified communications, document management, file sharing, meeting solutions, and productivity suites.
The accelerated use of Microsoft Teams and Office 365
Many organizations are already accelerating their migrations to Microsoft 365, and for those already on the Microsoft platform, end-users are being empowered to rapidly adopt digital applications, specifically Microsoft Teams. Teams is the hub for team collaboration in Office 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective – to make remote working the new norm. Whatever the reason, if your organization has moved to a remote work operating model, there are many different considerations you must include for your short-term migration and end-user adoption planning.
Leverage Binary Tree’s 10+ years of experience in remote work
Binary Tree has extensive technical experience in this area. Over the years, we have moved more than 60 million users across 50 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 10,000+ organizations to the Microsoft platform, including moving over 15 million to Office 365. We also have first-hand knowledge of a successful remote working business model. Over 90% of our employees normally work from home, so we have mastered the cultural aspects necessary to ensure efficient and effective global operations. Over the past couple of weeks, we have fielded many requests from clients and partners to provide advice on various aspects of remote work. We have prepared the white paper Effective Remote Work with Microsoft Teams as an initial collation of our best practice recommendations.
Download the white paper Effective Remote Work with Microsoft Teams to learn more!