‘Think the unthinkable’ to protect productivity in a hybrid world

‘Think the unthinkable’ to protect productivity in a hybrid world

Whether it’s frantic typing in the back of a taxi, as it races over speed bumps. Or pitch-writing in the dusty playground, when a huge opportunity hits. Or quick calling from the mountain, when a deal is on the brink of closing.



Your deadlines don’t wait for ideal conditions.

And go-getters won’t let an unconventional office stop them delivering.

Flexible working models make it easier than ever before to balance total commitment with a rich personal life – and improve productivity with a tailored approach. But this presents a fresh challenge: your devices don’t just have to be work-proof, they also have to be life-proof. They’re exposed to greater threats and more extreme environments than ever before.

Maximising uptime means making sure your people can perform, no matter the odds. So, you have to think the unthinkable, and prepare for the unforeseeable.


Businesses are losing thousands to device damage, and untold sums to downtime.

52% of workers said their business technology had been damaged since millions started working remotely in March 2020, according to a September 2021 Direct Line study.1

Of these, more than 70% said there was more than £500 of damage. While 35% reported repair bills above £1,000.1

Upfront repair costs are just the start, though. Downtime and disruption added vast sums, with 29% saying it took three to five working days to get the issue resolved, and a huge 26% saying it took one to two working weeks.1

In other words, previously unseen damage is happening every day, leaving many firms to pick up the tab. To turn flexible working into the profit engine it should be, businesses need to stop these costs at the root.

How? We’ll need to rethink the methods and standards we use to build and buy business devices.


From desert operations to arctic expeditions – to your desk.

Since the very beginning of the computing era, new tech has shaped success in every part of society, including for soldiers in the field.

In fact, devices that can survive the most demanding conditions are a matter of life or death in complex operations, thousands of miles from home. Which is why the U.S. military established an all-encompassing, stringent set of tests to make sure their tech never fails, in any environment: Mil-SPEC.

At Lenovo, we’ve brought the same standards of durability, ruggedness and reliability to protect your devices in a work-from-everywhere world.

It means you can cut repair costs and keep your people online when it matters most. Working seamlessly in relentless sunlight or an icy, unheated house. Crafting crucial proposals in humid climates. Or crunching figures on a bumpy journey.


Military protection, consumer elegance.

To take on the unthinkable, your go-getters don’t just need durability. They need ‘that feeling’ when their tech is light enough, fast enough and tailored enough to keep them working at the speed of thought.

Like the ThinkBook 15 Gen 3, which lets your most pivotal employees work non-stop for ten hours on one charge.2 All with graphics that out-perform many specialist workstations. Or the ThinkBook 13s range, that’s so light and portable that your remote workers and work-from-home staffers will have the freedom to tackle their tasks wherever they’ll perform best.

Find your perfect fit for portability and functionality here.


Prepare for the unthinkable. Achieve the unimaginable.

What else does it take to free your teams, with tools that protect their productivity (and your investment), wherever they work?

Read more about success in a hybrid world here.


1 Direct Line, ‘Daily disasters: More than half of workers damaged business technology when working from home’, September 2021

2 Cranz, Alex, ‘AMD's Newest Processors Are So Good You Can Skip the Graphics Card’, Gizmodo, February 2018