Manage Remote Teams Easier With Enterprise Automation | UiPath

Is remote work a fad or the new normal? Many debated that question before the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but in the past few months, the answer has become increasingly clear: remote work is here to stay.

According to a Gartner, Inc. press release following their survey of human resource (HR) leaders, “41% of employees are likely to work remotely at least some of the time” after the pandemic. 

Remote work has been proven to save millions of dollars for enterprises. And 65% of employees are more productive when working from home, according to a 2020 survey by FlexJobs.

Furthermore, in many countries, remote work remains necessary as COVID-19 continues to play a major role in the “new normal.” In June 2020, one epidemiologist from University of California, Berkley even referred to working in a brick and mortar office at that time as “the most dangerous thing we do.”

This combination of necessity, benefits, and workforce trends creates a strong case for involving remote work in your regular operations moving forward.

To do this, however, you’ll need to work beyond the stopgap measures and short-term solutions you likely had to employ in your initial shift to remote work.

 

Even if your company shifts away from dispersed work down the road, you need a strategic, sustainable operational framework that addresses the challenges of managing a modern workforce.

Unlike smaller companies, the legacy systems and compliance demands facing enterprises make it difficult to adapt operations quickly. The risk of communication silos and the strains on information technology (IT) departments further complicate things. Together, these factors create barriers to a sustainable remote workforce.

Automation technologies like Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) have a unique capacity to bridge the gap between short-term workforce changes and longer-term solutions to modernize legacy systems and operations.

 

That’s why savvy enterprises are leveraging automation technology to tackle the challenges of managing remote teams now—and to realize benefits at scale tomorrow.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.uipath.com/blog/how-enterprise-automation-makes-managing-remote-teams-easier