Support Your Remote Workforce Effectively With Parallels RAS

The increased use of smartphones and BYOD networks has revolutionized the way businesses perform day-to-day activities. Gone are the days when the work-from-home option was only for women with small children. Mobile and remote workforces are the latest trends. According to Global Workplace Analytics, telecommuting has risen by almost 140% between 2005 and 2020.

Today, 4.3 million American employees work from home at least half of the time. It is interesting to note that employees working from home put in long hours and are more productive as well. While employees spend more quality time with their families, businesses capitalize on agile business procedures that result in increased productivity. However, the key to the success of telecommuting lies in managing the remote workforce effectively.

Effective management of a remote workforce

Remote working is the new normal. Hence, some tips on effective management of a remote workforce can come in handy for organizations looking to incorporate a remote workforce into their business.

The first and foremost step in managing a remote workforce remotely is to treat the workforce right. Just like in normal office setups, it is extremely important to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and needs, and finally, use that information to motivate and nurture them.

Since you cannot meet your remote workforce on a day to day basis, proper, extensive, and regular communication with them is an even more pronounced need. Let them know what is expected of them, communicate the deadlines and requirements, regularly hold meetings and one-to-one sessions to take care of doubts and any concerns they may have.

Once you have hired an employee, you must trust them to get the work done. Avoid becoming a remote micromanager by ditching trust issues and believing that they will get the work done.

Remote employees should also be continuously aligned with organizational values so they can know what is expected of them.

The most important thing that can help you manage to emote the workforce effectively apart from treating them right is to equip them right. A remote workforce needs the best resources and continuous access to the resources that they need to get their work done.

Remote Workforce with Parallels RAS

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is a powerful remote application tool that enables businesses to manage and monitor a remote workforce effectively. With this integrated solution, data, applications, and desktops can be virtualized to be delivered remotely from any server to any device.

Parallels RAS is easy to deploy and use. The software can be installed easily, within five minutes, using the step-by-step wizard. Extra add-ons are not required. Using the intuitive dashboard, you can monitor the work progress of your entire remote workforce efficiently. Parallels RAS monitoring and control tools provide a detailed work history of your workforces such as the applications used, session time, and data usage. Using the Parallels RAS Shadowing feature, you can provide remote assistance efficiently to your remote staff.

With Parallels RAS, your data never leaves your office perimeter. Devices receive a projection of server data through a secure RDP network, and this data is removed as soon as the remote connection is closed. By retrieving user privilege rights from the Active Directory, Parallels RAS provides privilege-based access to remote users, for a secure and reliable network system.

Parallels RAS is a comprehensive solution that enables the workforce mobility needs of businesses of all sizes. Download the 30-day trial version today!


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