Productive, reliable office technology
This is even more crucial in today’s fast-evolving workspaces where, increasingly, organisations are choosing to adopt hybrid working models. These new ways of working change how employees interact with office systems, and in turn what businesses need to focus on when it comes to investment. If companies are operating a working model where employees work predominantly from home, a staff member is likely to come into the office when required to carry out a task that cannot be done at home, for instance for face-to-face meetings, or to use specialist hardware. It’s therefore important that office-based technology enables employees to complete these tasks as efficiently as possible, so that their office time is productive.
An additional consideration is service support. If organisations are operating a reduced staff in the office, they are less likely to have IT support available on-site to solve any issues. As a result, every piece of technology needs be reliable, avoiding technical issues which may result in downtime which can’t be easily resolved and prevents employees being productive when on-site. With that in mind, organisations may consider investing in fewer, but more advanced devices, that offer enhanced productivity and reliability.
Naturally, it is this connectivity that has enabled the hybrid working model – where some people are in the office, some at home – to work effectively. Technology devices like printers and MFPs need to facilitate efficient connectivity between everyone, wherever they are, without complicated processes or unreliable outcomes. In short, these systems should be designed to reduce the amount of time operators spend using them and more time performing functions to boost productivity, such as turning print documents into digital information which is available to all.