COVID-19 ushers in a new reality for supporting remote work.
The urgency imposed by the COVID-19 virus has put pressure on organizations to quickly ramp up work-at-home options to allow their employees to remain safe during this uncertain time. Many of the country’s largest companies are addressing the risks of COVID-19 by limiting travel, canceling or postponing large events, replacing in-person events with virtual ones, and allowing or even requiring some people to work remotely.
Dealing with a pandemic adds just another key reason to support employee work flexibility. But organizations have an equal responsibility to make sure work is getting done, and that employees are empowered to be as productive as possible.
Most companies understand they will have large numbers of employees working outside corporate ”brick and mortar.” This fact is either dictated by the job or the need to retain highly skilled employees. However, many organizations have limited work-at-home options, largely because they’re concerned that they cannot validate how much time is actually being spent on work.
How do you validate that Work-From-Home programs are effective?
The issue of validating how employees are spending their time is a legitimate one.
You do have a simple method to address the question of employee activity while off-site. Liquidware Stratusphere UX is an easily deployed, cost-effective solution. If you can measure something, you can manage it. Once you can manage something, you can extract the most value from it.
Stratusphere UX tracks all employee desktop activity, including when they log-on and log off and what applications they are using during working sessions. Stratusphere UX uses lightweight agents, called CID keys, to capture this information. CID keys do not add overhead or slow down workspaces. The solution can verify worker status from “connected,” “operational,” and “productive” views.