Why Hybrid Working Demands Better Policy Management

Is your organization's policy management framework optimized for hybrid working? In order to properly address employee requirements and demands as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are offering their employees a hybrid work option or just complete remote working from home.

Organizations, however, need to think things through and clearly develop, communicate, and carry out work from home policies to address potential emerging risks. Organizations need a central portal for all of the organization’s policies that could be relevant to the employee’s role within the organization.

Here are risks your organization needs to consider when implementing remote working policies:

  • How can your organization develop and maintain a strong corporate culture in a remote working environment? This will require extra attention and detail from your organization. Employee engagement and interaction is crucial to achieving this.
  • As your organization transitioned to online meetings and conference calls because of COVID-19, many organizations saw a massive rise in issues related to conduct. People are working from home, but since they aren’t in the corporate office, they may feel too casual and as if the rules are now remote from their current work situation.
  • IT security. Your organization must prioritize the security of the remote office environment. If any given device within an employee’s home-office has a trojan-horse installed in it or a backdoor, it could compromise the entire remote office environment. Careful consideration needs to be paid to the home office security and the business devices and connections of the remote office.

These potential risks need to be considered when developing your organization remote work-related policies. These risks need to be addressed in a comprehensive policy management framework that is applied to not just your organization but the entire extended enterprise.

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