Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, businesses and workers all over the world have had to change gears and figure out how to navigate this temporary new way of life.
Companies who were once against the idea of remote working are being forced to adopt this work policy in order to keep their employees safe. Now, many knowledge workers are taking part in what is being referred to as the world’s largest work-from-home experiment.
“This is a great opportunity to reshape the communication, processes, and relationships and adapt our companies to the new decade, which I believe will be drastically different from the previous one,” said Mário Mouraz, founder and CEO of hotel revenue management platform
Although much workplace analysis indicates that various sectors of the economy will start adopting remote working, some companies still lack the necessary tools to be able to operate remotely.
Still, it is clear at a time where companies are forced to find new ways to keep their employees engaged, remote and flexible working will define the future of work.
“Let’s hope that companies will be more remote-aware, remote-friendly, and remote-focused after COVID-19 is gone,” said Pedro Oliveira, co-founder of Landing.jobs. “Let’s hope that companies will start incorporating remote work as part of their day-to-day activities, not only to deal with situations like this but because it’s a macro trend and they should follow it.”