While remote work and hybrid work have always been a thing, they've recently become more popular, and that’s created new challenges for network security. Some companies embrace remote work and/or hybrid work; some try to limit or reverse the trends. For some internal teams, remote work is easily achieved and often preferred. In other cases, in more hands-on and collaborative efforts, being physically onsite can be important.
Once upon a time, employment dictated where you lived. This widespread understanding led to a networking effect that amplified the appeal of cities. Cities, in turn, attracted skilled individuals, providing companies with a compelling incentive to establish a presence there and thereby draw even more talent. Notable locales like New York, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley emerged as epicenters for high-caliber talent and the organizations that employed them.
Employees have already staked a claim on the future of remote work. With 98% of millennial employees wanting to work from home at least some of the time, reported benefits range from lower stress to enhanced productivity and motivation. As a team leader, however, the complexities of managing a remote workforce can seem daunting. This is where technology can help your hybrid and remote teams unleash new forms of collaboration unrestrained by office walls.