Organizations need to understand and prepare for the remote workflow’s productivity, security, and monitoring tools to manage the teams and promote better efficiency.
Fremont, CA: Remote work has shown many benefits like has reducing cost of operations, allowing access to a vast talent pool, and enhanced productivity. However, it also presents its problems, which poses substantial challenges to enhance remote work.
To tackle these obstacles. Using the right strategy and tools can efficiently recognize and meet the challenges to harness the advantages of a remote team workforce.
Here are three remote work tips to implement during the ongoing pandemic:
Monitor Employee Engagement and Productivity
Creating a steady workflow that analyses team performance is vital to guarantee that the team remains productive and not suffer burnout or app overload. Utilizing user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) software can monitor employee behavior for signs of stress or other issues.
Adopt Remote Security Measures
Guaranteeing security privacy and data protection in a remote setup is hard, but integrating an endpoint-based data loss prevention (eDLP) can be the solution. This system can supervise and protect the employees’ workstations rather than just the servers and nodes on the network. This helps prevent data leaks by reducing risk at the user level where most of the cybersecurity threats happen.
Implementing virtual machines on Windows, VMware Horizon, AWS/Azure/GCP, or setting up a Terminal Server for the remote team is another way to prevent security threats. Using this arrangement, employees can log in to the server using RDP while protecting the company’s sensitive network and storage, which is especially useful if a business has third-party contractors or other external users needed to support.
Implement a Communication Policy
It is crucial to have frequent and seamless communication when managing a remote team. There are many communication platforms that can be implemented, but this could have limitations because of the increase in demand.
Ensure that the chosen platform has end-to-end encryption and can integrate Data Loss prevention, Extrusion Prevention System (EPS), or Content Monitoring and filtering (CMF) solutions. The majority of these tools have real-time monitoring for email and IM/Chat conversations to avoid sensitive data exfiltration across the communication channels.