Part 1 of 4: Migrating to a Remote Workforce

With the impact of COVID-19, the working environment has certainly changed. Companies have had little to no time to respond to the “shelter in place” or “stay at home” mandates that have impacted their employees’ office-based environments. In order to safeguard employees and meet various state guidelines, most workforces have had to migrate to a fully remote workforce. Our firm recognizes the challenges many companies are facing in this transition.

Angus Frost, one of BCG’s senior consultants whose expertise is in IT Infrastructure, has been actively involved in sharing strategies and recommendations to migrate successfully from an office base to a remote workforce. Most recently, Angus was part of the seventh webinar of an eight-part series hosted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and a joint webinar with Plante Moran. The webinars were designed to help organization leaders successfully navigate the migration to a remote workforce at any stage of the process. Based on the success of the webinars and positive feedback from attendees, BCG has followed up with an in-depth step-by-step guide.

Short-term and Long-term Planning and Deployment
Although supporting remote users is not new for the construction industry, the sudden change in scale of provisioning remote users and the different working paradigm bring about new challenges. Other challenges include a crippled supply chain, the speed with which circumstances are changing and the uncertainty on how long the crisis will last. Many contractors may be making short-term decisions that have unintended long-term consequences.

Whether your company is just beginning in the provisioning stage, stabilizing an initial rollout, or in maintenance mode, BCG recommends the following approach for migrating your workforce:

  1. Evaluate
  2. Optimal Remote Access
  3. Stay Connected

In order to guide you through this process, Burger Consulting Group has developed this four-part series sharing the approach in which you can migrate your remote workforce.

If you need help navigating the landscape of solutions to get your organization setup, reach out to Burger Consulting Group at info@burgerconsulting.com.

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