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Teleworking At this time and Past: Keys to Enterprise Continuity

Here we tell you the latest trends in a roster that will stay here, and the basic implementations organizations need to do to adapt to them.

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October
13, 2020

3 min read

This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

The opinions expressed by the entrepreneur's contributors are their own.

The COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the inevitable need for organizations to redefine their work systems in the current situation and in response to new market trends. In this scenario, setting up virtual offices that allow them to continue operating despite the adverse circumstances was not a choice but a must. Tools that were useful in the past are indispensable today.

The technology offers a wide range of ways to remotely carry out the work day. This includes collaborative management applications with which, among other things, teams can be effectively organized, projects carried out and communication established via various channels.

In times of crisis like the current one, the digital workplace becomes relevant, a concept that suggests a further development of the traditional office towards an environment in which there is not only a physical, but also a cloud-connected workspace. The integration of technologies improves interaction and promotes interconnectivity from anywhere, anytime. In addition, a company's resources can of course be accessed by all employees.

In this context, it is important that digitization is transversal, ie not just affecting one sector, but encompassing all processes in order to ensure the optimal functioning of all areas that make up a company.

Regional growth figures

In 2019, Xertica conducted the “First Latin American Digital Workplace Study,” which involved 111 hiring managers from Latin America to understand the motivations that encourage executives to drive their implementation. At this point, 76% had already adopted or implemented a digital workplace project, and 59% planned to do so within the next two years.

The quarantine accelerated the start of the digital transformation process. According to the Gartner 2020 Digital Workplace Survey, 68% of companies surveyed said they had implemented a digital workplace strategy since the virus began to spread around the world.

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