The arrival of COVID-19 since 2020 has launched millions of large and small companies to implement remote work as the main work model, with or without any preparation for it, bringing challenges in all sectors in general, and in the The Industrial Sector has been one of the most impressive due to its organizational difficulties as well as its labor force schemes: If the operation of machinery is managed, it is normal that you have to physically work in the center where it is located, for example .
The current situation caused by the pandemic has made remote work appear as the most effective mechanism to ensure the maintenance of productive activity, in addition to guaranteeing prevention against the spread of COVID-19, however, the Industrial Sector is not oblivious to this reality, for which many organizations in the sector have had to implement optimal mechanisms to adequately manage the continuity of their operations and production processes.
We share below some perspectives and observations to consider to efficiently and productively manage the operations of your organization in the Industrial Sector before the implementation of the Remote Work scheme.
Administrative and operational management activities
Among the roles in your workforce with which you can fully or partially exercise the Remote Work modality, there are those corresponding to administrative and operational management activities, applicable according to the technology and the position within the organizational chart, and although possibly minority, they are available.
The roles of Supervision and Operational Management among those applicable in combination of distance activities with face-to-face activities. The idea of properly combining both aspects with intelligence will achieve efficiency in your operations. Considering the face-to-face activities of your field staff and their ability to respond to extreme situations, as well as monitoring productivity, checking values, energy consumption or incidents, for example, these are jobs that, in certain industrial activities, can be done at distance, there is no great difficulty in it. With solutions and tools that allow you immediate visibility and information on how teams work in person or remotely, you can maintain efficient control of productivity.
Accounting work can be done almost entirely remotely, as well as those corresponding to human capital management and document management roles. The only thing necessary is to be able to receive and respond via e-mail to all the administrative information required in your operations. These are one of the roles that in times of COVID-19 have been the most applied through remote work. In the same way, the managerial roles which have been working remotely for a long time, given the attention to their responsibilities in the case of companies in the industrial sector in compliance mostly with trips or negotiations outside the office. Most important in these roles is the applicability of tools and solutions to ensure the protection of your data, devices and applications in a persistent and secure way.
Digitization of processes, tools and operations
Industries and companies have opted exponentially in the use of technologies that help them improve their productivity, protect their workers and operate in the new normality. The implementation of the remote work modality has in turn promoted the digitization of industrial companies, such as the use of artificial intelligence, robots, data analytics and other tools that facilitate remote work.
These technologies, in addition to facilitating remote work, have favored remote control and management of operations, assisting industries in managing plants through software installed on a mobile device, for example. Likewise, there are solutions that help monitor the correct operation of machinery and even perform predictive maintenance on equipment.
The digitization of processes has even made industrial companies more efficient in different fields with remote work, allowing them greater savings in operating times, control of operations and safer communications, and even reduction of operating costs. All this ends up having a positive impact on the finances of the industries.
Labor flexibility = Increased productivity
Being a flexible organization is a challenge that highlights the gear and synergy that exists between your company and your work teams, a vote of confidence that is placed on human talent. This type of initiative can generate great competitive advantages in issues such as the organizational climate and work motivation that can be translated into an increase in productivity. Give the employee the possibility of having certain freedoms in terms of their forms of work and schedules, but from the fulfillment of the obligations and objectives.
Having a work model based on projects and objectives that are committed to labor flexibility for your human talent staff in your company in the industrial sector, and at the same time adapted to the remote work modality, will bring you efficient results and a significant increase in the productivity of your company.
From Nukke we provide you with advice and specialized mechanisms to help you address the solutions that can be optimally applied in your company in the industrial sector in your productivity schemes under the modality of remote work in your organization;