As professionals across the world move to a remote workforce for the first time, remote working platforms are kicking it into high gear. As these tools officially hit the mainstream, could this method of working do the same?
According to research from Tyto PR, remote working measures are still lagging behind what is expected. Less than one-fifth of the UK workforce had the flexibility to work from home before the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, only 41% of UK office workers felt confident that their employer would have the technology to allow them to work from home under these current circumstances.
It is clear that waiting until a potential full quarantine is not the best time to implement the proper technology infrastructure, but it might just be the push that companies need to adopt digital transformation.
Remote working has its difficulties, such as muddled communication and lack of self-discipline, but its perks outweigh any of that. When colleagues must come together and put in extra effort to make this model work, issues involving hierarchy or communication seem miniscule.
In reality, it appears impossible how companies are adjusting to the coronavirus will not have an impact on how we work. Advice for workers like keeping strict to-do lists, quick meetings and a healthy work-life distinction are applicable outside of this rare situation we are finding ourselves in. Overall, remote working might just be the catalyst needed for permanent change in the workforce.