Instant Insights / Strategies and advice for transitioning to a work-from-home model

As employers find themselves swept up in the impromptu Work From Home Experiment, many are unprepared for managing their remote workforce. From setting up workers with the right tools and technology to developing a new communication strategy to keep these workers engaged, check out this collection of insights to cultivate a successful and productive remote workforce.


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Zoom meeting on laptop Zoom was the fastest growing app within the network, with 110 percent growth in unique workforce users in March over February. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated an already growing trend of increased usage of work-from-home apps and other tools – not to mention more “comfy pants,” according to Okta’s report “2020 [email protected] (from Home).”

Growth during the pandemic has especially occurred in two major areas: collaboration tools, especially video conferencing apps, and network security tools such as VPNs that extend secure access to remote workers, OKTA found in its analysis of unique users among Okta customers that have deployed at least one app through the Okta Integration Network.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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