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Boost agility and transformation with more flexible working styles

Remote working and home office aren't anything new, but the number of people working away from the office at least some of the time has increased exponentially. People whose jobs can be done remotely or in a hybrid work style can experience more freedom and flexibility, increase their productivity, and find a better work/life balance. The remote job benefits for employers include reduced real-estate needs and costs, and the ability to recruit from a wider talent pool.

To take advantage of the opportunities offered by remote working and home office, organisations need to understand the potential challenges. Among respondents to a Konica Minolta survey:

  • 51% identified communication with managers or other employees as a business operation challenge resulting from work-from-home arrangements

  • 38% viewed managing remote work as difficult or very difficult

  • 49% said lack of the right hardware or software was an issue associated with home working

To mitigate these and other challenges, organisations need to rethink some aspects of their people and technology strategies.
For example:

Remote team management. Managers need tools and training to help them manage the workload of remote team members, evaluate their performance, and define professional development plans.

Teamworking and mentoring. Regular video calls and virtual team meetings — including some that have a social rather than a work-related objective — help to foster teamworking and knowledge-sharing, and enable mentoring relationships to flourish.

Technology for productivity. An efficient digital workspace with technology tools that make it easy to connect, collaborate and access information are critical to employee satisfaction and productivity.

Benefits of remote working and home office

Opportunity for employees to enhance their work/life balance

Scope to cast the recruitment net more widely

Potential to retain existing employees who prefer working remotely

Simplified inclusion of contractors and freelancers

Reduced need for office space, leading to lower real-estate costs

Acceleration of digital transformation through rollout of tools that enable digital and virtual working

Answers to your questions



Remote working and home office can be good for business

If you're keen to give people choice about where they work, you need to support them with the right tools to help them stay connected and productive. But among companies who responded to a Konica Minolta survey:

  • 26% indicated they had issues with remote working in terms of infrastructure and IT services

  • 25% said they had issues with applications and software relate to remote working

  • 23% mentioned being short of specialist IT staff to resolve those issues

Konica Minolta can help you remove these barriers and reap the benefits of remote working and home office. We offer consultancy expertise and a range of IT infrastructure, security and application services that allow you to create an efficient digital workspace where people can communicate, collaborate and share information securely, no matter where they work or what device they use.


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