Following the publication of the law regulating teleworking in Peru, many companies have been interested in taking this trend to benefit their workers and productivity of their businesses.
Cisco official sends us the following information:
It is undeniable that working environments are migrating to a digital environment. That is why the State is concerned with developing and publishing Law No. 30036, or law governing telework (telecommuting); for this trend to be exploited in an appropriate framework at the enterprise level.
During the process of drafting the new law, Cisco moved its expertise and best practices on this trend the Ministry of Labour. “Telework is very beneficial because it saves up to 30% in management costs, transportation, and infrastructure companies,” says Alba San Martin, Director of Cisco Systems Peru.
The technology company has over 70,000 employees worldwide, of which 80% fulfilled his duties in the form of telework. In Peru, Cisco has 80 employees and about 85% of them telework. Then we share five key elements to successfully implement teleworking in companies, according to Cisco. A note:
Keep connected to workers. In order to telecommute, our employees need the right equipment. The decision to deliver mobile devices or opt for policies Bring Your Own Device (use your own device) depends on the security protocols and the commercial needs of the company. According to the “Strategy + Business (2014),” 88% of companies implementing teleworking choose to provide their mobile workers, as this affects better productivity.
Implement tools for teleworking. Provide access to applications teleworking colleagues. These will help them be more productive, even if they are traveling, at home or elsewhere, Cisco recommends. Collaboration tools allow workers to create, view, modify, and contribute in different projects and documents in real time.
Investing in video platforms. In the day, there are times when you cannot have a face to face meeting with a worker, and the mail and the phone may not be enough. The “real-time presence” combines voice; video and content sharing, improving quality, creates more confidence and debug. 87% of teleworkers are more connected to their companies when they use video, according to the study “Why Video Conferencing Is Critical to Business Collaboration is critical (2014)”.
Teleworking infrastructure support. Even small gaps in connectivity can damage the productivity of labor and management; so it is essential to have a robust infrastructure to take advantage of today’s technologies. Remember that the use of video and cloud-based applications may be too heavy for basic networks.
Develop a secure and reliable digital space. Businesses today are more complex and productive thanks to cloud computing, the use of social networks and mobility. With all the benefits of technology to drive our businesses, we must keep in mind that you can also present threats. Therefore, there must be security solutions to protect the network of teleworking any cyber attack.