Modern workplaces are digital workplaces, and in digital workplaces, employee experience and productivity are inextricably entwined. In fact, research has shown that happy employees are a full 12% more productive than others. According to research firm Gartner, today more than half of employees demand hybrid and remote work options, and the same amount are high-performing workers when given the flexibility to work they way they want.
Cloud-native environments invite hybrid and remote work designed around your employees. Again, from Gartner: “human-centric work design decreases employee fatigue by 44%, increases their intent to stay by 45% and improves performance by 28%.” How those environments are shaped determines how effectively you recruit, retain, and lead your workforce. Naturally, new working configurations create concerns: how will you keep your data safe across locations, devices, wi-fi networks, and time zones? With cloud-native apps to manage employee collaboration, interaction, and customer-facing functions that stay stable around the clock and have security built in from the start. With apps that seamlessly integrate to eliminate repetition and inefficiencies. With managed services and automated operations and monitoring to keep your employees focused on innovation and service. And with a reliable, self-healing IT infrastructure and scalable cloud computing capacity that expands and retracts on command, leaving fewer crises to manage and more time to do the work that moves your business and your employees forward.