Many organisations that have previously ignored remote working are making the shift overnight due to the ongoing pandemic. Working remotely has become a lifeline for businesses all-round the globe. Remote working is a workstyle wherein; professionals are allowed to work outside of a traditional office environment with flexibility in working hours.
Today, the technology and the development of telecommunication has made it possible for companies of all sizes across various industries to adapt to the new norm of remote working. With the accessibility of the internet at any corner of the world, you can carry out your work remotely with the utmost level of efficiency.
A recent study conducted by Upwork proves the widespread of remote working culture and its global evolution:
· 48% of the companies are now likely to use temp/contract workers
· 63% of the companies have now adopted the remote working style
Although it’s a trend that is relatively new for companies to adapt to ultimately, the recent global “work from home” experiment due to the outbreak of COVID-19 has proved that it’s not an impossible way of working altogether.
Surveys have shown that the employees are content and productive while working remotely and have also claimed that they are satisfied with the tools and processes the management have used to track their performance and productivity levels.
Having a flexible lifestyle is the most highlighted benefit of remote working as it provides a sense of balance between work and home life, overall fostering mental health of the employees. Additionally, the remote workers have accepted that they can save a lot more money as it eliminates daily commute costs and other petty expenses incurred throughout the day.
To overcome the communication gap between teams, organizations have started using a cloud-based tool such as Zoom, MS Teams, Skype Office, Google Hangouts etc. to keep in touch virtually and to maintain the atmosphere among employees to feel at ease reaching out to colleagues.
There are abundant resources available to help companies manage and grow a remote workforce as we are waltzing into a new era of hypermobility. The location of the employee is no longer a limitation or something that can hamper the productivity of an employee.
Organizations such as WordPress, Github, Buffer, Aha!, Automatic and many more are successfully working remotely. If you are looking to shift to remote working, Nathan & Nathan is fully equipped to support you with your remote workforce needs and help you minimise the risk associated with recruiting employees for remote operation.