The last several months has taught companies that remote working is not only a safe work solution in times of crisis, but may also be the preferable choice for workers.
Thanks to advancements in technology, remote working has opened up the possibilities of what it means to be a contributing member to a company’s productivity.
So what does that mean for the future of the business operations? Although some leaders are hoping to bring employees back into the office this year, workers have become adjusted to these new ways of working.
This is why many companies are adopting a “work from anywhere” approach. In doing so, they hope to attract and retain their top talent, while meeting the varying needs of workers.
However, this does not mean this is the end of the office. While the commercial real estate market will likely struggle over the next few months, companies will soon see that having a physical workspace as part of their operations will be a necessity.
Not everyone enjoys the permanent remote working structure and desires to have a desk to work at, as well as make connections with their colleagues.
That is why business leaders will need to find a balance between both worlds. Learning to manage both on-site and remote employees will be crucial for the future of work.
The physical office will need to undergo a major update to keep employees safe, while still allowing them to collaborate and connect and now is the time to make the necessary updates.