Hybrid at Work
According to the recently released Accenture Technology Vision 2021 report, the pandemic has estimated 1.1 billion workers worldwide working remotely, compared to just 350 million in 2019.
Hybrid Work future work goes far beyond the employee’s home, and employees choose the environment that suits them best. This can be a home office, kitchen table, off-home workspace, or a hybrid mix of home and outdoor offices.
As soon as Covid19 hits and a new trend emerges, a Hybrid Work will occur. Employees have worked in different locations, but IT departments are again faced with the challenge of developing guidelines to ensure the protection and security of their data.
Hybrid Work Policies
When a company is working on developing Hybrid Work guidelines, an important question to answer is whether human enhancement can be used effectively to improve everyday interactions while being safe and private.
- Security. This type of technology inherently poses a security risk. Unlike traditional risks that move with the device, the risks of human enhancement technology move with the employee.
- Privacy. Human Augmentation Technology provides easy access to data and intimate knowledge. This raises privacy concerns that businesses need to know and address.
- Compliance. This is a new type of technology that is changing rapidly. As a result, regulators and government agencies often issue new regulatory and compliance requirements. Enterprises need to take these requirements into account when developing guidelines and be aware that these changes need to be monitored consistently and the guidelines adjusted accordingly.
- Health Impacts. Improvements can lead to long-term mental and physical problems. Unfortunately, however, the health effects are not fully understood. However, this is an issue that companies need to consider when considering the use of human enhancement in the workplace.
- Ethics. human augmentation raises a variety of ethical concerns, including the identification of specific vulnerabilities, risks, and general moral issues. In addition, many of these technologies are only available to wealthy employees, raising concerns about the “digital divide.”
When developing guidelines, it is important to encourage employees to ensure that they are used and effective in accordance with the guidelines. As workplace improvements become more and more important, it is important to find a safe way to enjoy the benefits that businesses offer.
This improves work ethic, productivity, and safety. However, the improvements raise some specific concerns, and organizations should carefully consider privacy, autonomy, data security, and transparency when extending BYOD policies to include Hybrid Work.
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