With Covid-19, companies all over, were forced to adapt to remote work models. Few months during the initial lock down seasons, there were concerns, there were ambiguities and questions for remote work and work from anywhere concepts. However, communication and collaboration technology advancements have proved for us the ability to get the same job done, no matter where in the world we are with almost equal or sometimes even better efficiencies.
Research and studies shows that
Remote Work is here to Stay Longer and is indeed a Future of Work.
Remote engagement is not limited to telemarketing or customer support services as it was a decade before. The industry segments highly benefited by remote work include, but not limited to, Educational Services, Professional-Scientific & Technical services, Management, Finance and Insurance, Healthcare technologies, Real Estate etc. Technology advancements like IoT, AI, ML, Industry 4.0 have enabled smart and remote manufacturing as well. As per National Bureau of Economic Research, 37% of jobs in the United States can be performed entirely at home. There are predictions that the virtual meetings with virtual reality conferencing and AI will become a preferred form of communication for a wide category of industries. The transition to managing a remote workforce might be daunting, but with the right tech and hardworking employees, it can be a seamless process.
Instead of resisting the change, organizations should improve their remote work policies and capabilities. Warren Bennis, an American scholar and author, says - "In Business, a Change is Vital."
Sooner you accept and embrace the change, the longer you progress.
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