How COVID-19 forces companies to develop remote inspections?

In this new digital world, transformation is inevitable. Companies all across industries are embracing the many technology opportunities brought by the digital landscape. Zoom in to this topic for more insights.

Adaptability is one essential feature companies still need to develop, as change doesn’t come easy. To seize the new technological normal and increase the competitive potential, it’s time to step up the game and embrace the future. 

Safety is a top priority in an environment dictated by the COVID-19 regulations. Organizations worldwide believed that the effects of COVID-19 would not last longer than a year, and they will be able to perform work as they’ve always done it. Stalling time was not a good strategy. Many companies have reached a point where they are rashly testing digital solutions. Keeping workers safe and continuing their activity in a protected environment should be a well-grounded strategy with little risk.

Technology is now acting as the primary tool that is reshaping the way workers perform their jobs and the environment in which they are working. The next generation of connected workers is already changing how inspections are performed. 

In a context where remote work is the new normal, how are inspection professionals dealing with this, and most importantly, how are they adapting to remote work? I zoomed into this topic on the 25th of March in a live webinar, Remote Inspections, during COVID-19 and beyond. Watch the webinar on-demand if your organization is ready to consider remote inspections as part of their connected worker strategy.

Change requires work

Over the years that are ahead of us, we will be working differently. We are already interacting easier and more often with colleagues all across the organization, even if they are half a world away. But there is still a marathon to run, and lack of preparation can be a considerable challenge for companies that are not working on their remote inspections strategy. There’s no one to blame. Most business leaders were taught to respond to a different set of scenarios than those they face today. 

The last year has brought to the surface a set of new questions that should regularly address the ability and willingness to change.

  • What will make or break organizations’ success over the next decade? 
  • Are business leaders focusing on creating collaboration? 
  • Are companies leveraging technology to improve performance? 
  • How ready are companies to embrace the next generation workforce?

Those professionals whose strategic role within organizations is to act as business enablers are working on delivering cost savings solutions through operational efficiencies and automation. 

Part of this year’s business roadmap is delivering business intelligence and safely managing and using customer data. It’s essential to keep the workers safe and equip them with tools that help them become more effective. Building a long-term business mindset to technology implementations and increasing the overall speed of project delivery is no longer ‘a nice to’ but a must-have.’

How will remote inspections reshape the business? 

Remote inspections will not only positively impact the costs but also the time and the productivity of workers. A remote workforce will help businesses accelerate the execution and compliance of inspections, permits, and work orders. Maintaining the highest security and quality standards, at the same time reducing operational risks, and collecting real-time insight from the generated data, remote workers will impact the entire business roadmap. 

Each organization has to build a decision process and identify the best tools that match their needs and fulfill their expectations. But change is coming whether companies are ready or not. It is always smarter to start a painless digital transition that respects your timeline rather than a forced change.

Moreover, businesses should create strategies that focus on the workers’ best interests. Preparing your inspectors for the new digital normal should be an active part of the transformation. Most importantly, creating a culture in which the workers are united by technology and not feel replaced by it. 

Learning how to prepare your workers for remote inspections, how technology has advanced to support remote inspections, and how companies can equip the connected worker with the right solutions are topics we will discuss on the 25th of March webinar. Besides these important matters, we will also outline the challenges of on-site inspections and the current inspection methods' issues. On a closing note, we will explore the gains and benefits of technology-based inspections and introduce new ways of working. 

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