One positive thing that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that companies and workers alike have now realized the benefits that working remotely offers.
With organizations and individuals more comfortable and familiarized with the idea of working from home, many expect WFH to remain a core part of work arrangements in the future. So much in fact, that recent surveys have found that 44% of workers would be willing to take a pay cut in order to keep their work from home benefit.
Remote work will be a key part of the future of work. It will no longer be a benefit companies can offer, but something that employees will likely demand.
This means that companies will need to think about how to overcome the challenges associated with working from home. Two particular areas they will need to focus on include effective online management and communication, as well as secure remote work practices (data, privacy, security).
To ensure remote work success, organizations will need to ensure that employees feel supported and that they have access to the tools and resources they need.