The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly caused much financial devastation for companies from various industries, but one silver lining is how companies have been forced to adopt new, even better ways of working.
Remote working has exploded as physical offices have had to close their doors due to coronavirus. But beyond this health crisis, remote working is not limited to working at home — it can mean working out of a cafe or a coworking space.
Adopting these types of work options after lockdowns will open up more possibilities for workers to focus, without stressful commutes.
An article in the Harvard Business Review found that remote workers were better managed than those with a micromanaging boss as leaders of a distributed workforce tend to be more disciplined in their communication.
According to several studies, 50% to 75% of desks in an average workplace go unused. So when reluctant business leaders can accept that their staff is remote working even in the office, they can begin properly managing employees in an effective way.
Adopting a more remote approach also breaks down geographical boundaries of finding the best talent, which boosts the diversity of thought and experience for an organization.
Another benefit of remote working are the large reductions in a company’s carbon footprint, which helps cut overhead costs as less people are using the physical office.