Environmental impact, trade disputes, and fluctuating business conditions are posing great challenges to food manufacturing companies worldwide. Will the hybrid workplace work in food manufacturers?
With the world seemingly getting back to normal after the severe disruptions caused by the pandemic, most businesses are now asking their employees to get back to office, though with some offering flexibility of a hybrid working model.
For most companies, the journey to move from being 100% in-office to 100% virtual had been reasonably smooth. The fact that this lasted for a long time, and many believed work forever could be in this model. But it would become chaos for many industries especially for the food manufacturing organizations that need to run with 100% employees at work.
Technology that facilitates easier collaboration, quicker help when needed, support in the line of work, and most importantly the ability to take their life back into their hands will be the key to empowering workers to do their best work.
That technology is a successful and most proven ERP model – SAP Business One!
For food and integrated agriculture companies utilizing SAP software as their ERP system, there are a wealth of features that helps ensure food safety including batch control, source traceability, inventory management, warehouse management, CRM, full accounting and financial features, recall process, and quality controls.
Along with the help of technology powered workstations, simple things like the ability to swap shifts so that the employees can have some of the flexibility of their remote counterparts does wonders. This is where the focus for most food manufacturing leaders should be, if they want to unlock the true potential of their greatest assets – Employees.
However, Food Manufacturers need to consider the following few changes to have successful hybrid working model:
- Provide equality of work experience to all employees: Whether employees are working from home or the office, they need to have access to the right tools and technology to work efficiently from anywhere.
- Re-Evaluate Workspaces – This means re-evaluating how the physicals spaces are used in a hybrid arrangement.
- Shift Focus from Office Benefits to People Benefits - To ensure employee wellbeing is protected, companies should focus on creating employee-friendly policies and budgets that suit the hybrid workforce.
Consultare firmly believes that hybrid workplace will work out in the food manufacturing industry as well, but with the right choice of an ERP model!
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