AI in the Hybrid Work Environment:
The future of remote working has been a hot topic for the last couple of years. Employees enjoy the flexibility that work from home (WFH) provides while many employers like having their employees in the office. It seems that a hybrid of WFH and work in office will be the ultimate solution. However, this does pose some issues. Poor internet connectivity and potential security issues have been a couple of the WFH roadblocks. However, AI has the ability to largely improve WFH environments.
The first step is for companies to establish a strong AI foundation. AI thrives on data so a central repository for all data is essential. Currently, the cloud is the only place where data can be stored in a central location so everyone within a company has access. The cloud can also provide advanced security measures, threat analysis, and other safeguards to ensure all data is managed properly and safely. After the AI foundation is laid, it can be implemented across different processes to guarantee that work is being completed despite an employees location.
As time goes on, hybrid work will become more normalized. AI in the hybrid workplace will become more than a supporting role, but the main focus. There will be come companies that will holdout against this change from the traditional workplace. That is understandable since many companies are concerned that employees who aren’t monitored in an office will slack off or not take their responsibilities as seriously. Fortunately, AI allows an employee’s productivity to be easily monitored. Productivity can be analyze on a large scale or even down to a more granular level. If given the opportunity, many companies may realize a hybrid work environment with a strong AI foundation will be a large asset to their business model, company culture, and productivity.
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