The global Coronavirus pandemic is about to test companies’ preparedness to switch to distributed work environments in an unprecedented manner.
With companies being forced to transition their entire knowledge workforce into a work-from-home situation for extended periods, there are significant perils to their bottom line because of reduced productivity. This reduction doesn’t necessarily come from lack of motivation on the employees’ part, but instead it comes from a systemic shock experienced by the workforce when entire operations are moved from centralized locations to highly de-centralized, work-from-home environments. Here are some key impacts to consider:
Knowledge workers’ productivity is directly correlated to their ability to interact with, consume, and apply knowledge created by other knowledge workers. For a highly distributed workplace, ensuring collaboration is a critical need that isn’t fully understood until it is too late.
Previously established tasks such as performance evaluation, morale building, team building become difficult challenges that could plummet a distressed workforce into unproductive levels without careful analysis and active intervention.
Giving knowledge workers access to secure systems from their home environments becomes necessary, but it creates an untested level of complexity for companies where compliance is essential.
Sapience Analytics was purpose-built to address such employee productivity challenges. Contact an expert today to see how we can help you weather this pandemic and permanently improve your company’s ability to weather such future challenges.
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