As several companies experience remote working for the first time, many workers have changed their perception of what it means to work from anywhere.
Current work arrangements are not truly representative of how remote working typically operates as physical contact with most people has been cut off. Remote working can often be isolating, but having no in-person interactions with friends and family at the moment makes it more so. It is important to remember our current reality is not the norm.
Although many companies will go back to physical office once the dust has settled, potential talent will likely be seeking remote jobs in the future as they value flexibility more and more.
Additionally, the workplace is likely to undergo major changes in terms of large meetings. Now, with resources like Zoom becoming popular, companies will likely opt for virtual gatherings instead.
Companies will also likely realize the benefits of remote working and continue to utilize this style of working in the future. Remote working helps companies with cost cutting, broadening and diversifying their talent pool and has been found to improve productivity among employees.
Overall, although current remote working conditions are not truly representative of normal arrangements, it is clear that both employees and employers will be making changes to the way they work over the next few years.