The ongoing impact of the global health crisis has arguably changed our lives forever, but one element has been impacted more than any other… the workplace.
A shift from in-person meetings and socialization opportunities to what is essentially a virtual working life has presented a massive challenge for companies across the globe, even more so as the pandemic continues to disrupt what we consider to be traditional ways of working. For an increasing number of business leaders, distributed workforces are the new normal and it’s extremely common for teams to be spread out domestically and internationally.
From a worker perspective – and it should be noted that it is essentially office-based workers that are now remote – the flexibility to work-from-anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection has allowed employees to not only skip the commute but also (in theory) work from the comforts of home. Employees with young families, for example, are now able to spend more time with them, the caveat being that being a remote worker doesn’t always mean that your daily office commitments are lessened in any way.