Best Practices

The Four Steps to Equipping Home Workers

Many IT teams are just starting to design sustainable practices for remote work. In this blog post, we’ll cover four basic steps for properly equipping home and flexible location workers. These steps are drawn from the Gartner research report “How to Best Equip Home Workers,” by Stephen Kleynhans, which is the Firstbase highlighted research report for January 2023. You can get that report until the end of January with complimentary access.

January 25, 2023

From Remote Work Migration to Remote Work Maturity

During the pandemic, IT teams moved mountains to adapt to the sudden shift to work from home (WFH). Now that remote and flexible work has become a steady state reality, it’s high time to mature the entire process of supporting remote workers, including how IT teams manage their end user computing fleet.

December 8, 2022

How to Pull a Spotify and Reduce Employee Turnover by 15%

Fortune recently published an article on how Spotify reduced employee turnover by 15% between 2019 and 2022 by embracing work from anywhere. This result is impressive, so the question is “how did they get there?” Let’s explore how you can create a successful “Work from Anywhere” framework, boost retention and empower your best workforce.

August 11, 2022

Flexible work can drive productivity—but only when done right.

When companies contemplate adopting more flexible work like remote work and hybrid work, productivity is often top-of-mind. Before the pandemic, despite evidence on the contrary, many businesses avoided flexible work because they assumed that their workers’ productivity would take a hit. Yet, during the pandemic, it’s become increasingly clear that flexible work can drive productivity gains. Experts have argued that greater opportunities for flexible work will lead to a five percent productivity boost in the post-pandemic economy.

July 28, 2022