Companies have transitioned to remote work policies as the pandemic rages on, and many are ready to make this commitment in the long-term.
Remote working was once reserved for a small portion of white-collar knowledge workers, but thanks to advancements in technology, it is now accessible to a wider range of professionals.
It appears that remote working is having a significant impact on tech workers in particular. For instance, Twitter, Slack and Microsoft have all announced that they will be embracing flexibility or remote working for the foreseeable future.
“If we say that everyone must return to the office, or we expect people to, and one of our competitors says you can work remotely, who wouldn’t take the second option there?” said Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack.
According to research from Indeed, 96% of tech workers believe remote working is here to stay and 86% said they prefer this arrangement thanks to increased flexibility.
The survey also revealed that this transition will help improve workplace diversity in terms of disability, gender and race/ethnicity.
Even more outstanding is that six out of ten tech workers said they would be willing to take a pay cut if that meant they could continue to work from home.
However, remote working is still not the ideal solution for some workers, who have expressed that working at home has made it harder to collaborate and socialize.