Is remote work here to stay?

If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent a lot of time wondering about that question over the last few months.

As we’ve spent more and more time out of the office, we’ve had plenty of time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly of remote work. Remote work offers more flexibility, but we miss running into colleagues in the office. Working from home means more flexibility to do things throughout the day, but it also blurs the line between “work” and “home.” There are many ways to look at it–and everyone seems to have their own preference on the best way to work–but one thing is for certain: we just don’t know when things will go back to “normal.”

As we assess how we’ll be working over the coming months, along with thousands of other businesses across the country, we’d like to offer a hypothesis: it matters less than you think whether remote work sticks around, or whether we all start making our way back into the office.

Of course, there’s a catch. In our opinion, it doesn’t matter whether you’re working remotely or in an office–provided that you have a strong mobility strategy in place.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, in a work-from-home world, MAM is a must-have. As we explained then, there’s no better tool to prepare your company for an extended time away from the office than a mobility strategy paired with a MAM solution that gives you total control over the apps your employees use, as well as valuable insights into how they’re using those apps. But the value of MAM doesn’t stop there.

The beauty of the shift to mobile devices in the workplace is in its flexibility. Yes, MAM is a must-have for companies whose employees are working remotely, but a mobile-heavy strategy also means that your transitions to and from the office are seamless. Put another way, when you strengthen your mobility strategy, and partner with a company like App47 to manage your employees’ apps, you’re sharpening your company’s ability to work productively no matter the environment.

So: is remote work here to stay? We’re not sure. But we do know that sharpening your mobility strategy and ensuring you have the tools in place to effectively manage mobile apps in your company is a great way to guarantee that your employees can be productive whether they’re in the office, at home, or out in the field.

To learn more about how App47 can help your business, contact us today. We’d love to hear from you.

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