Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 26 - Page 34

EDITOR S QUESTION
JUN CLARKE , SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ASIA , CINT
With remote staff and team members in different regions around the world , collaboration can only continue if you offer options for people to embrace the channels that fit their style .

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the workplace environment and forced organizations across the globe to adopt new ways of working .

With companies everywhere moving to a remote and hybrid workforce , now more than ever , businesses need to ensure that they create and maintain a positive workplace and ensure staff engagement and retention remain high .
With employees no longer tied to their desks , businesses need to make sure that staff are equipped with the resources and technology to do their jobs well . Empowering employees with the tools they need to work smarter will enable organizations to create an inclusive and resilient culture and workplace , ultimately allowing the business to operate efficiently and productively .
At Cint , we know that having the right equipment is key for staff to do their jobs well , especially in a hybridfirst setting . And , as a technology company we are aware of personal preferences when it comes to where people work ( in office vs . at home ) or the devices they are using ( PC , Mac , Android , etc ). As such , we offer employees a lot of flexibility .
Our IT portal provides an array of options for employees to explore and request supplies for building their own workspaces in office and at home . People can upgrade devices , load up on accessories and access any technology needs to customize their work set up wherever they choose to work . A ‘ Bring Your Own Device ’ ( BYOD ) policy also allows staff to opt for their preference in the type of device they use .
Apps and platforms such as messaging programs , like Slack , or dashboards , like Confluence and Monday . com , have made collaboration more effective and seamless across all our teams . Video conferencing tools with recording capabilities then add a layer to any company ’ s ability to balance the times of day people need to be tuned into meetings .
With remote staff and team members in different regions around the world , collaboration can only continue if you offer options for people to embrace the channels that fit their style .
While technology plays a key component in delivering an enhanced digital employee experience , ensuring a successful digital employee experience is the company ’ s ability to provide constant communication and support to staff .
We run regular employee surveys to find out from staff what is working from them with the tools that they have been provided and what isn ’ t , and what else they require to allow them to work more efficiently . By doing this , we have been able to finetune processes and ensure our employees ’ have a positive digital employee experience while maintaining an optimal work-life balance .
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