The past few weeks have turned every day life upside down as schools and businesses scramble to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Although these uncertain times are scary, this swift change may usher in the future of work and the ability to work remotely.
Remote workers often are able to better manage their work responsibilities, without sacrificing personal time. Typically, working remotely has been found to boost productivity, income and wellbeing as workers get a chance to discover new places and devote more hours to projects they may not have been able to in a traditional work setting.
Remote Year is a program that is capitalizing on this trend, offering freelancers the ability to work from anywhere, visit numerous international cities and collaborate with communities across the world.
“Coronavirus is going to expose more people to working remotely than ever,” said Greg Caplan, CEO of Remote Year. “Most people will see that it is very possible and start to grow accustomed to the benefits of [remote work], including autonomy, no commute, and less distractions than open offices. Companies that don’t allow remote work already are going to have to continue supporting it going forward, now that they have proven to themselves that it works.”
Once the COVID-19 pandemic ends and businesses return to normal operations, it is highly possible that leaders may understand their ability to implement remote working policies and how this style of working can benefit their business.