A staggering seven in ten U.S. employees made the switch to remote work during the early days of the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Since then, many employees and businesses have turned to remote working permanently. While remote working presents many advantages for companies and employees, it also has its fair share of challenges.
There is not a day that goes by that you do not read in the paper or hear on television that some company has been the victim of Cyber Crime. The alarming thing is that for every incident that you hear about there are probably six more that have happened that you don’t hear about.
Are Your Employees Too Distracted To Be Productive?
In the age of technology that has come with cell phones, email, instant messaging and social media, it's easy to see where distractions can become a common occurrence. Nobody wants to be distracted, especially while at work.
Don't Lose Information when You Update.
Everyday it seems like a new technology is hitting the market, and in order to keep up companies are constantly updating to the latest software. While this can be a great way to become more efficient in the workplace, this can also cause employees problems if not properly implemented.
Time is Money
In the age of the Internet, instant information, social media, smart phones, tablets and much more, the business world has seen great leaps and strides in the ability to reach an audience, clients and customers, but at what cost? Well, it turns out that cost may come in the form of productivity in the work place, as recent research has shown that a majority of employees with access to the Internet are wasting between 1-3 hours surfing the web or checking their social media.
A Big Part of Your Business Can Cause Big Problems
The internet and email are tools we use in business so fluently we can't imagine the world without them. However, more and more businesses are discovering that these tools are being used by employees for activities that aren't business related.
More Posting and Less Productivity
Employees using company computers to access their favorite news website, social media page or check the score of their fantasy football team is nothing new. The problem is these sites and apps are getting more addicting every day, and employee productivity is dropping at an alarming rate.