According to Forbes, the percentage of workers permanently working from home is expected to double this year, and Big Tech is leading the way with companies like Twitter and Facebook having recognized the benefits of employees working from home indefinitely, even as offices reopen. In fact, according to SHRM, 94% of 800 employers surveyed by Mercer, an HR and workplace benefits firm, said that productivity was the same or higher than it was before the pandemic.
Listening to our business customers across industries as more are embracing remote work for ever more roles as the pandemic took hold in Arizona last spring, Cox quickly leveraged our deep fiber and cloud-based network to scale our remote-work solution for many of the 3,000-plus Cox employees across the state.
Now we are taking many of the learnings we have come to appreciate in our own business (the largest private telecom company in America, serving 6 million homes and businesses across 18 states), evolving our technology even further, and have produced a Work-at Home solution for other Arizona companies. This solution provides remote staff with enterprise-grade, separate internet connections from the office directly to their homes, including Wi-Fi, endpoint security and a malicious domain blocker to help ensure staff members have the same highly reliable, quick connectivity they would have when working in the office.
Cox Business knows that remote work is not a fleeting trend. It’s here to stay, allowing Arizona companies to leverage diverse talent across the state, nationally and internationally, enhancing sustainability while allowing employees to shine in more flexible and relatable ways.
|Ed Aaronson is vice president for Cox Business, Arizona, which provides voice, data, internet and managed cloud services for small and regional businesses across sectors nationwide.|