The way in which we work has undoubtedly changed and will continue to do so in the future, but IT professionals in particular will be experiencing major changes unlike ever before.
Years ago, the bring your own device (BYOD) revolution led IT workers to pivot away from domain-joined, stationary corporate desktops. Once smart devices became more popular, workers demanded to be able to use these mobile devices to get their work done.
The current shift is similar to the BYOD movement, but the real change is in strategy rather than equipment. But in order to support this new way of working, there needs to be solutions in place that support remote work arrangements for IT professionals.
Demand for remote working is expected to continue growing after the dust has settled. That is why companies need to reevaluate their hastily put together remote working plans to ensure that workers can comfortably and safely get work done from home.
The investments that have already gone into remote work infrastructure won’t be for nothing. In fact, it is likely that companies will actually encourage their staff to work remotely throughout the week.
Employers looking to cut costs would be wise in allowing their employees to continue working from home for at least a portion of the week. For IT firms, supporting a remote workforce may be challenging, but rewarding if executed correctly.