Even as the pandemic seems to be winding down in many parts of the world, the topic of remote work remains popular. Even in tribal governments, more and more employees are electing to work from home on a permanent or part-time basis.
To accommodate this change in working habits, governments need to adopt new technologies and processes built for the digital age. Below are three best practices that tribal governments can take to prepare for the future of remote work.
Set Up a Tribal VPN Network
With employees working remotely, the importance of having a secure and reliable network cannot be understated. Setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides added security and privacy that will allow remote employees to to work just like they are in the office.
The encryption and anonymity provided by Tribal VPN services keeps online activities such as browsing history, emails, and files accessed private even when using a public connection. Employees can simply log in to your private network from anywhere (home, coffee shops, etc.) and gain access to all the necessary resources without being exposed to possible security threats or privacy breaches.
VPN servers allow you to control who has access to what resources. For example, your education department might not need access to all the same information that social services does and vice versa.
Use A Centralized Document Management Software
Even before remote work, governments needed a secure way to share and transfer files. Traditional methods of file sharing - such as paper documents, email, and FTP servers - are far too vulnerable to modern security threats.
Software like Laserfiche ECM provides the kind of transparency needed when working with sensitive member data. By storing your documents in a single centralized location, you can more easily track where documents are and who is working on them. It also helps to reduce duplicate or inaccurate files.
Create a Secure Way to Share Files
Storing all your tribe’s documents in one centralized location makes it easier and more efficient to share information between departments. Sharing data between the different member services departments is notoriously complex and difficult. But document management software like OneTribe provides a controlled view of your member data to each individual service department.
From organizing documents to managing departments, you need quick and easy access to important documents. Document management software for tribal governments empowers your employees to work smarter, faster, and better.
Telecommuting Safely, Securely, and Reliably
The tribal government sector - with a long history steeped in tradition - has been admittedly slow to adopt new processes and technologies. But with remote work looking more and more like an unavoidable part of the future, leaders may need to rethink the old ways of doing things.
OneTribe software makes it easier than ever to manage the different branches of member services. For governments that want to step into the digital age and operate in a safer, more efficiency manner, Intertribal software is here to help. Contact us to schedule your demo today.