Invest in the best for your new remote workforce
- For the most part of 2020, the global Covid-19 pandemic has made work-from-home the new norm.
- A recent study found that many South African companies have reported increased productivity since the pandemic started.
- Here’s how employers can make sure their remote teams are equipped with the best infrastructure to get the job done.
The newfound work-from-home culture is one of the biggest lifestyle changes that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought. While lockdowns initially made remote working mandatory, reliant digital technologies disrupted the way companies thought of traditional work environment set-ups, as many employers realised the benefits of flexibility for their employees.
Contrary to what many people might have thought, remote working doesn’t have to be a trade-off for productivity. In fact, a recent study Remote Working in South Africa 2020 found that the shift to working from home led to improved productivity for 29% of South African organisations. Better yet, for companies who had digital transformation strategies in place prior to the pandemic, that figure skyrocketed to 70%.
“It is clear that the more a company embraces digital evolution, and the more willing it is to allow its employees to do so, the more it will benefit in terms of productivity,” says Arthur Goldstuck, CEO of World Wide Worx who conducted the study. “The digitalisation of the office is not only about the shift to home office, but about a clear strategy behind both digitalisation and its intended benefits.”
Given these findings, the best thing employers and C-suite executives can do is equip their employees with the digital infrastructure to seamlessly work from home. Whether it be through enhanced connectivity or personal computers (PC’s), BlueTek has everything you need to make your employees’ remote workstations just as kitted out as any other office.
Consider what your employees needs are in terms of work and align your investment accordingly. There are a range of different HP laptops from BlueTek on the market and finding the right fit can make the world’s difference to your employees’ productivity. Working from home often means getting creative with where you work whether that be the kitchen, the sofa or the garage (to get a brief break from the kids) and a good laptop needs to be versatile as well.
For those employees who are always on the move, the HP Elite Dragonfly Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop is a great fit. Its versatility allows four modes of use including a tablet option, laptop option and the ability to fold 360°. It’s also super light and the ideal tool for someone who has to be on their feet a lot. On the other hand, the ProBook 650 is a laptop which offers enterprise-grade performance, security, and manageability.
It is powered by a variety of HP’s hardware-enforced security solutions such as HP Sure Start Gen5 and HP Sure Click. Each laptop in the ProBook 600 series is tested for 120,000 hours - meaning that these laptops are extremely reliable. Last but not least, there are die-hard classics like the HP ProBook 450 notebook PC which come at a reasonable price for employers who need to purchase bulk. These PC’s are powerful laptops that can be used for everyday office related administration. Their multi-layered security protection also makes them ideal for managing a remote workforce.
For more information on how you can invest in the best and buy bulk PC’s for your workforce, visit BlueTek.
This post was sponsored by HP BlueTek and produced by BrandStudio24.