The public health crisis resulting from COVID-19 outbreak is impacting lives and disrupting businesses. At BRT, we remain vigilant about the spread in our communities. Our goal is to maintain continuity of operations across BRT offices and client locations, while also ensuring safety and well-being of our employees.
Through our Secure Remote working and Collaboration we are ensuring business continuity for our customers.
These are unprecedented times, and we wish our clients, employees and everyone in their personal and professional universe the best of health and wellbeing.
Working remotely was already the new normal. Now it’s the new imperative.
This is one of the biggest workforce paradigm shifts ever
This sudden shift creates many new questions:
- How can you keep your employees productive, collaborative, and satisfied as they adjust to huge changes in their workplace and their world?
- How will you provide safe access to all your apps and data, anytime, remotely?
- How can you increase the speed and simplicity of connecting to audio/videoconferences securely?
- How will you ensure continuity of your whole value chain, from suppliers to customers?
- How can you transform the current upheaval into new opportunities through innovation?
This is potentially one of the biggest and quickest paradigm shifts in the history of the global workforce.
It wasn’t all that long ago that working remote was the exception and not the rule for a lot of organizations. Today, in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of employees are working from home. And while most of those workers have adapted quickly, some are not quite comfortable with this new normal.
Digitization now more than ever
It doesn’t take much to know that the future of work is digital. With the exceptions of some careers such as healthcare professionals and retail clerks, we are digital beings. Remote workers expect the most current technology assets in order to do their jobs and those businesses that don’t adapt to digitization simply won’t make the turn.
BRT’s Work from Anywhere(BRWFX™) is a comprehensive solution that leverages industry’s best Secured Remote working and Collaboration tools and processes to meet our customers expectations by working from anywhere. These tools and processes have been part of BRT’s “Way of Working” for quite long therefore we are able to leverage it now when our team and customers need them the most. Through these tools and processes we are able to maintain high levels of optimized IT performance, business continuity, agility, flexibility and high level of team utilization.
BRT’s Secure Remote Working and Collaboration Services is able to provide a positive ROI and we are able to provide seamless services to our current customers as well as offer an high levels of optimized IT performance and viable option to our new customers.
In essence, the Remote Working and Collaboration tools available in the market can be put into 5 categories:
1 Mimic Reality — Tools that try to virtualize physical communication patterns that are (were?) typical of our everyday business life: 1–1 meetings, team meetings, stand-up meetings, trade fairs, office parties, a central office and similar
2 Digital Native Reality — Platforms that offer communication styles that are typical of the “digital world” and do not have a physical counterpart. Think of webinars, chats and collaboration platforms or live streaming platforms
3 Synchronous communication — A type of communication where the exchange of information happens without delay (in real-time), a typical example would be a Webex call with a customer
4 Asynchronous communication — A type of communication where there is a significant time lag in the information exchange, a good example would be an email chain
5 Remote HR tools — To sustain a remote organization in the back office a new set of HR tools is likely needed. Think of worldwide payrolls, feedback and culture without an office and finding and hiring talent
Source: Paua Ventures