Today’s workforce is moving away from traditional eight hour work days and towards flexible options such as working from home or coworking spaces.
Companies nowadays are able to combine an internal and external workforce to contribute to projects thanks to advancements in technology and communication tools.
A big driver in this shift are younger professionals who want to manage their careers on their own terms and want a better work-life balance.
Another significant change includes the growing number of coworking spaces that offer a more relaxed work environment and a sense of community.
Many on-demand workers are also taking advantage of their positions to travel around the world and explore different cultures, all while using technology to get their tasks done.
The best way to transition to a more distributed workforce is to identify good candidates through detailed interviews, utilize collaboration tools like Slack and Trello and create a positive work culture where even remote workers feel included, heard and valued.
It is clear that the remote workers are becoming a big part of today’s workforce, and the sooner organizations embrace these emerging workers, the better.