The global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has certainly caused tremendous changes in how the economy works, including how companies and businesses operate.
Lockdown and quarantine protocols have been observed in various states, which means employees can no longer go to their offices to work like they used to.
Due to social distancing protocols that have been implemented all over the world, companies have been integrating this lifestyle to their employees.
The common notion is that remote work would cause an increase in productivity and efficiency among employees, but not all companies have exactly been open to this change- and the data confirms this.
According to RescueTime, certain employees who worked remotely had a 4 percent increase in the progress of their work compared to working in an office environment.
Despite some companies returning to office work as certain social distancing protocols have eased, remote work will become the new normal and the COVID-19 virus simply accelerated the change.
Here are the three reasons why Nicholas Beugg thinks remote work will become the norm.
1. COVID-19 proved how efficient remote work is
The global pandemic has given companies no choice but to switch to remote work. If there is anything businesses have learned this pandemic, it’s that business operations can continue and thrive despite employees being scattered in different locations.
In fact, this realization has led to some companies making remote work more permanent, integrating this even into 2021. The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has announced that their employees would be working remotely permanently.
While it’s a consideration, there’s no reason why companies shouldn’t suggest remote work among their employees given that they’ll save both time and energy, with the bonus of productivity.
After all, instead of spending your time and energy on going to work, remote work allows you to become more efficient in your productivity.
2. Reduced company costs
Renting office space for all your employees can certainly be costly for a company. As your team grows, it’s only natural you’ll have to spend more on rental.
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