Despite the cloud of uncertainty that has been draped over society over the past few months, it is clear that remote working has emerged as the victor.
With the appropriate adoption of certain technologies, the workforce has been able to continue functioning and transformed the way companies view their operations now and in the future. Specifically, there are 5 Cs when looking at the workplace of tomorrow and how it will function: cloud, capability, communication, commute and connectivity.
The cloud has already been a key component for many businesses and processes, and it is not going anywhere. In addition to virtual collaboration and cloud technology, the Internet of Things will be key in a seamless, transparent remote working environment.
Equally important is the way in which employers communicate with their employees. Without body language and face-to-face interactions, workers can be left feeling doubtful in their positions, which can hurt morale. Although it may be difficult to maintain culture in a remote working environment, creating daily synchronizations, reviewing and acknowledging accomplishments and utilizing virtual tools for socialization can help keep teams connected and productive.
General commutes are no longer a stresser in daily life thanks to remote working arrangements. Now, telecommuting has opened up the door to the gig economy and will allow companies to broaden their talent pool, as well as diversify their team. Virtual communication will also play a significant role in diversifying and keeping organizations closely connected.