When COVID-19 forced companies all over the world to send their employees home to work virtually, remote work had a big moment.
Although remote work has been around for years, the pandemic just popularized the option.
More and more companies – especially IT Companies – have adopted remote working as a temporary solution to keep business moving forward during the pandemic.
But as more and more people are getting vaccinated, is remote work option going to stay?
For most IT / Digital jobs employees simply need a computer, a phone and WiFi signal to complete the tasks. This is also true for many other industries. But there is also the team approach that needs personal interactions. When people are having fun at work, morale is boosted, and productivity is increased. It’s a win/win for both employees and their bosses.
The option for remote working also depends on the type of businesses in retail or the service industry, remote working becomes almost impossible. Restaurants have adjusted with new features but we suspect those changes are here to stay .
Most of all, people want and need personal interaction.
There are pros and cons to working remotely and going to an office. So while the future includes remote working, we see that it will be a hybrid approach. That way, some days we can meet and collaborate in person, and other days we can do house chores while sitting on a Zoom call.
- No commute , saves travel time.
- Remote workers typically have fewer distractions so higher productivity.
- Healthier lifestyle.
- Remote work allows employees and companies to focus more on what really matters, performance.
- Difficult to stay motivated.
- Lack of Social Interaction.
- Communication Gaps .
- Management challenges.