When your workers are quitting, "good enough" collaboration isn't enough

People are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Many people in their team and company feel disconnected, invisible, and unheard, and the collaborative technologies they use are contributing to this. We all assumed we'd be back to normal, or at least to pre-Covid normal, by now. Unfortunately, that is not the case for the majority of us.

Many professionals believe that working remotely has harmed their connection to the organization, and they have also experienced increasing levels of burnout since starting to work remotely. According to a poll conducted by Microsoft, employees' productivity and innovation have suffered as a result of the transition to remote work.

Employees, management, and IT have all been in a state of limbo as to what the new normal will be and when it will arrive. You can't afford to put off planning hybrid work! Workers are becoming increasingly disengaged and worn out; as a result, strategic decisions must be made immediately; your competitors will not wait! Your employees need a tool that helps them to stay connected, be productive, and communicate internally and externally without sacrificing their experience. Your IT department requires the appropriate tools to safely monitor and assist all users, regardless of where they work. Hybrid work is more than an information technology issue; it necessitates a cultural, technological, and leadership transition. To deliver a solution and an atmosphere that keeps your employees loyal, your IT, HR, and Facilities teams must all collaborate. Hybrid work is impossible to solve on its own.

Is saving a few dollars worth sacrificing your employees' productivity and creativity?

Organizational decisions are heavily influenced by costs. Companies spend an average of $4,000 on new hires, not including the cost and time it takes to train someone to be proficient (much less the extra stress on the rest of the team during the transition).

Wouldn't it be a fantastic investment for your company if delivering the world's best-of-breed individualized IT infrastructure with RCS helps you keep your staff engaged, be more productive, and reduce turnover?

Do you have a patched-together "good enough" collaboration solution on your hands?

Technology should be easy to use and almost imperceptible to its users. Collaboration is critical to success in the hybrid workplace, but how can businesses flourish if their many technological platforms and vendors don't operate well together?

Consider a plane in which each component is manufactured by a different business with no communication between them. I assume it would be a rough flight with a lot of turbulence. This is also true when an organization has too many –-- or too few --- collaboration tools; it's a disaster.

Companies mistakenly believe they are getting a comprehensive collaborative solution from one application. The reality, however, is that most businesses will need to piece together six to twelve disparate collaboration solutions. That leaves your IT organization to worry about the end-user experience and the impact of so many various vendor software upgrades as they fly the plane overhead. Your Chief Security Officer is having trouble securing a collaborative system that is made up of a dozen different vendors. Your finance department is perplexed as to why their "productivity applications" are costing them more and more each year. Finally, your HR department will be perplexed as to why employees are still burnt out and departing.

Organizations must move rapidly as the relevance of hybrid work becomes clear, and employees need a secure, seamless IT infrastructure, which RCS provides.

Are you confident in the security of your hybrid work solution?

Employees can work from anywhere thanks to hybrid work. Attacks can happen at any time, and the number of locations you need to protect has grown by a significant margin.

How do you know where the top ideas in a company will come from? They can occur at any time during a conversation and from any location inside the organization. Consider a recent critical decision you made; chances are it was made through real-time collaboration. Do you really want to put your innovative decisions made in a private meeting at risk of being leaked?

If you're starting to wonder if your present solution is the ideal one for your firm, look into its security and convenience of use, especially if you're going to collaborate with others externally or through a third-party application. RCS can improve your security not only within our collaboration products, but also throughout your entire network of users, data, devices, and applications.

It's time to go on a world-class collaborative journey

We have yet another postponement on a full return to office, just when we believed the pandemic was finished. Organizations can no longer afford to put hybrid work initiatives on pause; it's critical to their long-term success and employee retention. Hybrid work necessitates strategic preparation, and your employees are deserving of your time and attention.

Skilled workers should have unrestricted access to a world-class collaboration experience that decreases IT challenges, secures and supports your business, and keeps employees productive and motivated. Your company may acquire a best-in-class personalized IT solution that is secure, seamless, and inclusive for a very minimal investment.

Collaboration that is "good enough" is no longer acceptable. Excellent customer service requires excellent employee service. It's time to take your IT collaboration platform to the next level if you want your company to succeed in the hybrid workplace.



Register here to attend The Three Key IT Trends to Drive Growth in your Organization LinkedIn Live on March 24th with Jeffrey Tebele, Founder/CEO of RCS and Norman Dwek, CIO of RCS to learn how you can help your organization’s IT department collaborate securely and with ease.




*sources: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-021-01196-4 https://www.geekwire.com/2021/study-microsoft-employees-shows-remote-work-puts-productivity-innovation-risk/

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