Remote Work: Risks, Precautions and Employee Satisfaction


What is going on in the world of remote work?


The Dutch Parliament has approved a draft law legalizing remote work. Flexibility in working conditions is expected to come with the entry into force of the text, which is awaiting a final approval by the Senate.

With this decision, remote work has become the agenda again for both companies and employees. While most employees are used to the conditions of remote work that have entered our lives with COVID-19, they do not want to return to the offices in many ways. Remote work affects not only the working environment, but also working hours. Flexible working hours, having a better work-life balance and  being more affordable at the same time, remote work is becoming more preferable.

It seems that with the entry into force of the decision, a new movement will begin in the European Union. Companies will not remain indifferent to the preferences of their employees to remote work, and adaptation efforts in this direction will gain momentum. The adaptation process, on the other hand, requires solving a number of problems. The issue of how to ensure data transfer and data security in the transition to remote work is a matter of interest. When it comes to company devices, employees' own devices, communication and data traffic between these devices, it becomes important that the data does not fall into the hands of Internet hackers.

In addition, with the increase in remote work, companies have begun to use various programs to monitor their employees. The degree to which these programs are safe and sustainable is  controversial, though, since the user can only rely on the self-proclaimed safety guidelines of these programs. They don’t grant access to administrators to see their backend and check for themselves. ., Communicating through these programs, sending and receiving messages, and give device access can cause security vulnerabilities.

That is why for remote work a mobile device management (MDM) to ensure the security of both company data and employees' personal data is becoming more of a need than an option. MDM allows you to securely manage company devices. Because with MDM, only device-related data is accessed. There is no access to personal information and data.

MDM also allows you to save time by reducing your workload. You can handle the applications that you would normally download separately for each device, the commands that you will process with a single button. With the created white and block lists, permissions and accesses can be handled in a predetermined way.

Remote Work and Mobile Device Management: How does it help employee satisfaction?


Being adapted to remote work also stands in a key place in terms of ensuring employee satisfaction. Again, MDM can be used to make sure that employees work efficiently away from offices. For example, with the transition to remote work, devices sent to employees by companies need to be ready for use, which is only possible if an MDM is used to set the devices up.  Employees can access all the applications, connections and programs that they need to use for their work. At the same time, in cases where the devices in question are lost, stolen or corrupted, an MDM ensures that employees' devices can be locked until they turn up again or are wiped.  With MDM, the administrator can solve the problem instantly with remote access, without being physically there. Thus, employee satisfaction is ensured and a more efficient job is created.

In addition, with the transition to remote work, many of the employees started to use their own mobile phones, computers and tablets. Many companies have adopted a policy of employees to use their own devices in order to achieve both savings and sustainability. With the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model, employees accessed the company network and data using their own devices. Of course, this may bring security vulnerabilities, but with the well-defined MDM policy, it is possible to protect both company data and personal data. With the secondary profiling feature offered by MDM, company and personal data can be separated. What remains is the convenience of using only the employees' own devices. With the security and access policies determined in the model where BYOD is used together with MDM, employees both stay away from the uncertainty and dangers of remote work and increase their productivity.

In short, in the coming days, when remote work is preparing to re-enter our lives, the use of MDM stands in an important place to adapt to this working style. It is an indispensable product in terms of providing secure remote control and access, as well as providing actions that will save time with a single button.



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Conclusion: How does an MDM improve remote work?

  • Employees are allowed flexible work hours, within reason
  • Employees have a safe working environment
  • Employees are allowed to use optional technology, within reason
  • Employees receive training and education specific to their work