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Achieving better collaboration within financial services (Tunio Zafer)

The financial services’ industry has adapted to hybrid working in a speedy fashion, and while many professionals return to the office as Coronavirus restrictions ease, there remains a need to work collaboratively while working from home, but safety remains a concern. 

In response, we have compiled five top tips for fintech leaders to maintain productivity in the most unpredictable of times. 

1) Be collaborative. With offices across the continent subject to ever-changing rules and regulations, making sure that your staff have the tools to collaborate seamlessly regardless of where they are is a crucial step. Cloud storage and file sharing solutions like pCloud are proving a natural bridge for staff to share important files among themselves – and with clients as well. 

2) Be secure. With increasing numbers of staff being forced to work from home, the need to access potentially sensitive files from outside the company network can create critical vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. In this regard, not all cloud storage providers are created equal. We place security above all else, working to the strictest level of security, going as far as to offer client-side encryption, where we never see the files stored on our servers to ensure businesses have a risk vecor off the table.

3) Maintain productivity. Remote and hybrid working can make it difficult to judge output from staff. Putting in place systems and processes to keep in contact with staff, sharing knowledge and information as easily as if you were in the same office, will vastly reduce the impact of office closures and keep your business going. 

4) Set permissions. Having acknowledged that security is a huge concern for businesses working remotely, making sure that certain files are only accessible to those that need it, will keep information confidential. 

5) Make remote working easy. In the scramble to enable remote working with the organisation, businesses can often forget that it is a hugely disruptive period for their staff as well, who might find themselves drowning in new systems and processes put in place to maintain productivity and security. Business owners must prioritise solutions that place huge emphasis on ease of use. Otherwise, complex systems that baffle and bemuse staff will lead to a marked drop in productivity. 

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