We blinked, and suddenly, the future of work changed.
The COVID-19 pandemic circling the world transformed the gradual advance of remote work into a stampede, compelling millions of people to abandon the office. Entire populations have been forced to work remotely, proving remote work viable on a massive scale.
Remote work is here to stay. From Apple, Chevron, AT&T, and Spotify to TCS and Hindustan Coca Cola, the list of companies embracing remote work grew exponentially. Having initially scrambled into remote work, now, companies of all sizes ask: “How do you do set up remote work the right way? How do you run a remote operation with the most efficiency? How do you gain the most from remote work?”
Jackstien Practices & Consulting International has the answers.
Nishant Shah is the Managing Partner of Jackstien Practices & Consulting International. The firm’s focus is a manifestation of Nishant’s long-standing forecast: that remote work would be the future. He predicted this long before COVID-19.
Now, more than a year into remote work, companies are seeing critical advantages in it, but remote work can be a drastic shift for employees and employers. Operating from Mumbai, Jackstien Practices provides the strategy, structuring techniques, and best practices necessary for the complex but worthwhile transition to remote work. Thereafter, Jackstien Practices helps the firms employ and integrate the right technology necessary to support a global remote organisational infrastructure.
Nishant Shah has spent two decades across multinational banks, most recently as Executive Director in charge of three portfolios of JPMorgan Chase in India, including Operational Risk for India. Nishant is regarded as the foremost expert in his field and has received several highly prestigious awards. He has now decided to apply his breadth of skills, technological and financial acumen to help businesses evolve into the future.
In a way, the lessons learned by Nishant about technology, finance, productivity, and culture combined with his vast experience as a multinational banker and technology whiz serve as a road map for both, companies and their workforce, to find their way and benefit in a remote work environment.
“Businesses are keen to evolve into remote work and lock in the vast benefits to the bottom line and quality of life. Remote work—for a company or individual—may at first be different, often better, and not always easy, compared to the experience in an office. Pitfalls and problems await the inexperienced and uninformed, but then reverting to the old ways does feel like a wasted opportunity” Nishant states.
When asked about Jackstien Practices’ focus and its way of working, Nishant Shah says “Businesses find that working with so many different experts and solution providers across so many areas is problematic. It often results in a fragmented and chaotic patchwork of costly and conflicting situations. Remote work, for all its massive benefits, first needs deliberate and planned changes to processes, technology, security, connectivity, taxation, automation, training, resourcing, culture, team management, and employment law compliances. Moreover, preserving human camaraderie is essential and companies need to plan all the way up to those ‘innovation boosting chance encounters. There was a critical need for experts that can evaluate and understand the complex interplay of the many moving parts.”
Although it is a one-time transition, the scale and complexity often feel overwhelming, forcing businesses to hang on to the traditional office setup. Focusing first and foremost on protecting the interests of the client, Jackstien Practices uses a proprietary methodology that blends the finance, technology, infrastructure, and human elements for the long term.
Jackstien Practices is continuously upgrading to the needs of the market. Reaffirming his passionate commitment towards remote working and technology Nishant mentions “We are working at incorporating AI into our decision making”.
Nishant Shah’s is the kind of experience and expertise that can help organizations struggling with a challenging new reality or those planning for the future.