In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and uninterrupted business activity, remote work has become an integral part of every organization. Even though the distribution of vaccines has ramped up, the complete return to office will still not be feasible for the companies. As a result, businesses need to embrace and prepare for a remote-work landscape. In fact, tech giants like Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook look forward to continuing remote work, perhaps giving a permanent work-from-home option to specific employees as per their roles.
The hybrid work model is evolving.
A recent survey by Accenture unveils that 83% of 9,326 prefer a hybrid model in which they can work remotely at least 25% of the time.
A PwC survey reveals that a quarter of chief financial officers were already thinking of cutting the real-estate costs. At the same time, the Site Selectors Guild, who helps companies locate office setups, said half of the US stopped hunting for office spaces since the crisis hit.
Why remote work is here to stay
1. Attracting fresh and skilled talents
With remote work, the businesses are not limited to employees located in the company’s geographical area. It allows companies to tap into a wider pool of talents. This means that a business in a rural area can also attract promising talents or employees from cities and developed areas.
2. Financial benefits for both companies and employees.
For companies, of course, bringing the ‘new normal’ back would cost higher. Any and every business requires finance for commercial spaces and overhead operating costs for office infrastructure. Whereas working remotely reduces the stress of financial burden.
On the other hand, employees remain stressed about tiring commutes and other miscellaneous expenses if they relocate. Virtual work has not only reduced long commute hours but increased their savings to a great extent.
3. Technology fuels digital communications
Communication and collaboration tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google chat and Slack have been central to the remote work boom. Today, an employee located anywhere can work with the internet and a laptop. Technology also provides a level playing field by helping many mothers adopt remote work while also looking after their families.
How RemoteDesk helps you overcome remote-work challenges
Remote-work has observed its ups and downs since last year. While remote work comes with several advantages, it becomes a strenuous challenge for the management to supervise a distributed workforce. As a result, RemoteDesk, remote team management and productivity monitoring software help businesses maintain productivity, compliance and security in a remote setup.
RemoteDesk offers a secure, rapid and productive work-from-home experience. Its AI-enabled technology automatically detects and records compliance infractions of the staff. Not just this, it helps employees stay motivated and avoid at-home distractions by providing an office-like environment.