Citrix Announces Back-to-Office Solution

News | 23.06.2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – JUNE 22, 2020 – As governments around the world ease their lockdowns, businesses must decide how, when and if to return their employees to offices. And Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global digital workspace leader, is leveraging its decades of experience in delivering flexible work solutions to help organizations of all sizes across industries do it. The company today announced the availability of a new back-to-office solution built on Citrix® Workspace™ that its customers and partners can use to safely transition employees back to offices, enhance their experience and wellbeing and enable them to efficiently adapt to the new world of work.

Most companies are realizing that back to the office will not mean back to normal. Citrix has been powering flexible and secure work models for more than 400,000 global organizations within our digital workspace for more than three decades, and we are uniquely positioned to help them adapt and get back to business while putting the safety and wellbeing of their employees first.

Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy, Citrix

Delivering the Next Normal

Historically, the office was the place where collaboration and innovation happened. Outside meeting spaces, colleagues held casual conversations in hallways, cafeterias and gyms. But protocols designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus have changed this. Physical office spaces must now be configured to allow for social distancing. Employee schedules have to be revised to reduce the number of people in buildings at one time. Employees are required to be screened before they enter the premises. And visitors may not be allowed.

This is an unprecedented time. There is no blueprint for safely returning employees to the office, but with the right technology and insights, companies can create a path to drive their business forward.

Jeffrey Dean, Director, Global Security and Risk Services, Citrix

An Intelligent Solution Designed with Wellness in Mind

With Citrix Workspace, companies can provide a consistent work experience that allows employees to perform at their best while addressing safety and health in the office environment. Leveraging new back-to-office microapp capabilities within the workspace, organizations can manage vital tasks associated with re-opening offices across HR, legal, facilities and IT, such as:

  • Conducting employee readiness surveys
  • Identifying and managing the moments that matter most to employees upon returning to the workplace, such as where they will sit or how team and customer meetings will be handled
  • Executing safety protocols
  • Performing health screenings and self-certifications
  • Managing occupancy to ensure social distancing
  • Location mapping and contact tracing
  • Designing communications strategies

Charting a New Course

COVID 19 has set businesses sailing in unchartered waters.

As organizations focus on sustainable business practices, teams need to work, collaborate and lead in a highly distributed environment while increasing employee engagement. The most reliable path forward will be engaging in the difficult discussions to find a path forward that both bolsters preparedness and accepts uncertainty to create a different relationship with partners, employees, and clients alike.

Shannon Kalvar, Research Manager, IT Service Management and Client Virtualization for IDC

To this end, Citrix has also launched a back-to-office resource center where companies can access technology demonstrations alongside templates and best practice processes, including those used by Citrix.

People can’t do their best work if they don’t feel safe, and competitive advantage will go to organizations that recognize this and leverage technology to create environments in which employees are protected and can thrive. We at Citrix have worked closely with medical experts, public safety and community officials to build a toolkit and guidelines to bring our own employees back to the office safely, and we are happy to share these with our customers and the market at large to help them do the same.

Jeffrey Dean, Director, Global Security and Risk Services, Citrix

Citrix builds the secure, digital workspace technology that helps businesses unlock human potential, improve employee experience and drive adaptable models of work.

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