Hybrid working set to continue, Cramlington firm predicts
An IT firm which has been helping businesses work from home is predicting only a tiny fraction of companies will have all workers back in the office full time in the future.
IT managed services specialist TruStack has enabled hundreds of organisations to implement ‘Hybrid Working’ practices during a year of lockdowns.
The Cramlington-based firm’s commercial director Phil Cambers believes most businesses will introduce Hybrid Working in future, where employees regularly switch between working from home and from the office.
Mr Cambers said: “I haven’t spoken to a single client or supplier who have said that all of their workforce will be returning to the office once lockdown restrictions have ended.
“Each one has said they will be operating a level of Hybrid Working, where employees are able to seamlessly switch between multiple locations.
“We believe this will be the way the vast majority of companies across the North East will be working, and this will be the same for businesses across the UK in general, too.
“Whether you are talking about an IT company, housing association, law firm or even a manufacturing company with administration staff, a percentage of that workforce will be working from home in future.“
This past year TruStack has enabled many businesses to be able to work in a hybrid fashion and continue operating during particularly challenging times.
Mr Cambers added: “Working in a hybrid fashion may sound easy but there are many critical considerations which businesses need to be aware of.
“For example, it is vital to ensure security is as robust as possible now the four walls of the office have become scattered over an entire region.
“The traditional boundaries of companies’ networks no longer exist so ensuring their home and remote workers are secure is of paramount importance.
“To enable employees to be able to work from any remote location, it is of paramount importance that businesses maintain the same level of security for devices and users working outside of the office as they would within the office.”
For more on TruStack visit www.trustack.co.uk