How a hybrid workforce can support the future of work

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The global upheavals of 2020 may be far from over, but already the world of work has changed, possibly forever. One of the major recent developments has been the accelerated pace of digital adoption, further cementing the role of technology in many aspects of our lives, including work and leisure.

In the world of work, digital adoption is enabling the concept of the hybrid workforce to finally gain traction. 

The advent of COVID-19 has accelerated the rate of digital adoption with the widespread move to working from home (WFH) a key manifestation of this.

Thanks to the rapid acceptance of digital adoption, the daily functions of life and work have largely continued uninterrupted. As a result of this acceptance, enterprises can now develop the full potential of the hybrid workforce.

Although the roots of the hybrid workforce could be said to lie in offshoring – with geographically spread colleagues comprising teams with unified goals – the concept of the hybrid workforce builds on the benefits of offshoring. Could this be the silver lining of the COVID-19 cloud?

The tools for hybrid working and the agility to move to such a model have helped enterprises to respond well to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Analysts IDC estimate that, by 2024, 30% of G2000 organizations “will rely on a secure, highly integrated and collaborative ecosystem that helps companies to function as hybrid organizations” (1).

As a millennial workforce is on the rise in all organizations, this leads to an important question - Could the convergence of technology, a millennial mindset, and a shift in working practices create a “perfect storm” of opportunity?

To answer that question, let’s examine the strategies and tools that will help transform the world of work. The twin, related concepts of the hybrid workforce and working from home (WFH) require support in a variety of ways.

To protect employees working away from the office environment or client site on a semi-permanent basis will require a secure, highly integrated, and collaborative ecosystem. The same ecosystem will need to be applied to clients. The key to such an ecosystem will be hardware that is functional, compact, future-proof, highly secure, and capable of delivering high performance.

Working from home is not without its challenges. Many employees do not have a dedicated study or office room in their homes, and may be thinking for the first time about setting up a suitable working space. A lot of people for whom mobility is not a primary requirement, prefer working with a versatile device especially when they need computing muscle, storage, and high-quality graphics for a better computing experience in their day-to-day tasks.

Employers have a duty of care to ensure that their people are provided with the right technology and equipment to ensure they can work in a safe and sustainable way over the long term.

A product such as Fujitsu’s ESPRIMO mini PC desktop series can help meet all of these requirements. The recently launched FUJITSU Desktop ESPRIMO G9010 model in particular has all the advantages of a compact (0.86 liters), space-saving PC, but still offers high performance as a normal PC.

With the latest Intel chipset, 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, and the stable Intel® vPro™ technology platform, this ESPRIMO G9010 provides the performance to meet advanced office needs. It is also an extremely low-noise PC, which contributes to a better working environment and, hence, greater productivity.

Features such as a single USB Type-C connection and Type-C docking port ensure that these machines are future-proof and highly-flexible – they are ideal for different types of work, different working environments and they won’t require regular replacement.

The ESPRIMO G9010 can be used with different types of monitors, all types of keyboard and other peripherals – it is infinitely adaptable and upgradeable to the new world of work.

This power-packed PC is so small that, if you really need to, you can put in your bag and carry it from your work to home. As one of our customers said, it’s a desktop with mobility!

With such flexibility, the new portfolio of ESPRIMO desktops perfectly fit the requirements of different types of hybrid workers and workforces – the future of work is here!

 

  1.  “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Work 2020 Predicitons”. IDC, 2020.