The benefits and downsides of remote working have been aired out over the last year, and companies are now at a crossroads in planning their next strategy.
Despite some workers expressing challenges with remote working, it is clearly the favorable work option for many professionals.
In fact, over 50% of urban workers in India said they love working from home and 83% said they want to continue to work from home at least two days each week in the future.
Although 32% of Indians experienced decreased income throughout the pandemic, 89% said they are confident in their skills to thrive post-pandemic.
Now, with vaccines being distributed all over the world, what can we expect from the future of remote working?
Experts are already anticipating that these work arrangements will see a huge uptick after the pandemic, particularly in developed economies where working from home is more accessible.
In economies where employment includes physical labor, manufacturing and where internet connectivity is not reliable all across the country, remote working is not as feasible to all.
Still, as younger professionals drive major workforce transformations and the gig economy continues to grow, remote working capabilities may become reality for many parts of the world.
A June survey by job portal Shine.com found that 60% of millennials wanted more flexible work options. Additionally, the analysis revealed that the pandemic has led many younger workers to seek out a second source of income, or to even start their own business.