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?