With millions of employees recently making the jump to remote work, some IT departments are finding themselves on unfamiliar ground, and with newfound stress and pressure.
The past several weeks have been anything but normal, especially for those in enterprise IT. Though every company is facing their own unique challenges, we have noticed that certain technical use cases come up over and over again with our customers. After two months, and countless use cases, we’ve picked the top remote work problems that enterprise IT departments are solving with Nexthink.
The world is a perfect system governed by universal laws that control its workings. Therefore, if it rains hard and you have no umbrella, you come home soaked. This happens because there is a reason that triggers a consequence. The law of cause and effect is present in all areas of society.
Employees are the best voice of any company's image. If they are informed and motivated, they will be more productive in their daily lives. They will be proud to use the company’s tools and services, will speak well of the company to their friends, family and contacts which will help in attracting new talent. The solution is obvious. Communication, recognition and encouragement. Giving workers the instruments, they need and the opportunities to feel useful and to turn ideas into differentiating projects that can change the world.
There’s something weird going on in the world of enterprise tech.
IT support—often stereotyped as being distant, detached, and uncharismatic—is somehow becoming a source of cultural inspiration for employee productivity and happiness.
It is a long-distance race. Having an attractive company with ‘x-factor’ is a challenge. Being able to attract and retain the best professionals depends on the philosophy and way of working. Step by step, and from the inside, the company has to set foundations so that the workers feel part of the company and can become the best ambassadors.
I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the need for companies to take into account what their employees’ needs are when rolling out new technologies. Many new technology initiatives fail because employees aren’t involved in the process at some level — whether it’s helping design a solution to their problems or providing regular feedback to their leadership teams on what’s working and what they need to be successful.
Even though it’s early, my discussions these first few months of the year tell me that “employee experience” is becoming one of the buzzwords of 2019. The CEOs and CTOs I’ve spoken with at companies of all types and sizes are talking about the need to provide a world-class workplace experience for their employees (and what that actually means).
It is difficult to overstate the importance and impact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had on the employee experience. This is crystal clear when you see how employees are interacting with their IT departments. Employees expect technology to just work. When there are technical problems the expectation is that fixing the issue will be fast and seamless. An increasingly important part of meeting this employee demand is the virtual agent, or chatbot.