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Three Key Technical Questions CIOs Must Ask About Hybrid Employment

By Umme Sutarwala - April 28, 2022 4 Mins Read


Most businesses empowered their staff to work remotely in 2020, forging a new era of remote work. While this work paradigm has had its share of setbacks, it has also proven to be a welcome change for employees searching for more flexibility and a better method to manage their work/life balance.

As organizations migrate from survival to flourishing mode, one thing seems certain: digital transformation is required to thrive and establish a remarkable employee experience that will promote customer satisfaction, regardless of whether work style (virtual, hybrid, or in-office) they choose.

When evaluating new hybrid work tools and services, CIOs should ask three key questions.

How to onboard teams in an ever-changing workforce?

As businesses expanded in response to the pandemic, they saw first-hand the benefits and problems that came with it. Facilitating the relationship between new and senior staff has been a key challenge. 

How does one onboard 100 engineers from all around the world in a year? How to make sure the staff is productive in a fair amount of time? These are the kinds of questions that all tech executives should be asking, particularly as digital transformation becomes more rapid. Technological advances and solutions have risen to prominence, and it’s good to investigate possibilities that are tailored to the needs of the company. Onboarding at scale and at speed is a major problem.

Keeping up with recently recruited talent is half the fight. CIOs must consider if their solution can assist them in organizing and disseminating the subjects and content that must be taught by their staff. Is the onboarding process efficient, and is it going off without a hitch?

How to make hybrid teams bond well 

Virtual meetings have trained everyone to adjust to lockdowns and quarantines. However, video meetings will never be able to equal the in-person experience. Face-to-face interactions are facilitated via happy hours, corporate holiday parties, and conference room huddles. While virtual meetings will never be as successful as in-person meetings, CIOs can help with some key parts of both, such as creating relationships and bonding.

Also Read: Hybrid Employment: Top Three Challenges and How to Address Them

There are some great tools available for chatting and creating connections in a hybrid context as CIOs consider how they can assist their employees and teams connect in each meeting location.

How to make the most of a pre-existing solution 

CIOs should seek out solutions that have shifted to provide new value to their clients in an altogether different situation. Smart companies adapt to meet the demands of newer technologies in a hybrid world.

The benefit of a hybrid or multi-cloud setup is that it allows businesses to pick what works best for their company without committing to a large expenditure. It’s a good idea to assess what money and effort are paying for with each investment, especially if it’s readily incorporated into current requirements and circumstances.

CIOs should consider replacing whiteboard sessions with technologies that allow users to interact by sketching, modifying, and sharing charts and diagrams. Employees can observe how procedures are evolving and transforming, which is a terrific approach to collaborate in a hybrid workplace.

Asking the questions that are most important to the firm is the greatest method for IT executives to realize the benefits of hybrid technology. The bottom line of every firm differs. The workforce distribution differs from one company to the next. Each team’s culture has its own distinct personality. Inquire about the issues that are most important to that particular firm.

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Umme Sutarwala

Umme Sutarwala is a Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. She is a media graduate with 2+ years of experience in content creation and management. Previously, she has worked with MNCs in the E-commerce and Finance domain

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