In March of 2020, the world shut down for a global pandemic. As companies adapted IT to support their suddenly remote workforce, supporting print at home was mostly an afterthought, with many companies simply expanding existing policies (if they existed at all). As companies adjust to the “new normal”, it’s clear that work from home and flexible work arrangements are here to stay and companies should adapt print policy as well.
Pharos recently conducted a survey on the impacts of the pandemic on home and office printing and found that most employees working from home believe improved company support for printing at home would improve their productivity.
As companies navigate through the “Great Resignation” and the establishment of hybrid work environment as standard, providing a frictionless hybrid work experience is critical. The hybrid workforce presents many new printing challenges that companies must address.
I held an online conversation with Pharos CEO Kevin Pickhardt where we discussed the 7 best practices companies should consider when enabling their remote employees to print:
- Enable print that improves productivity and employee satisfaction
- Prioritize security
- Measure and monitor to optimize and reduce costs
- Focus on employee experience
- Reduce IT burden
- Support BYOD printing and the mobile experience
- Establish clear print policies for remote employees
To hear the full discussion on the 7 best practices Pharos has identified, check out the on-demand recording of the New Strategies for Managing Print in a Hybrid Workforce World webinar.