Much to the displeasure of many large companies, employees who were forced to quickly transition to remote work arrangements might want to continue to do so indefinitely.
In fact, Pew Research Center found that 54% of Americans who are able to do their jobs from home want to continue doing so after the pandemic.
This proves what many have known even prior to the pandemic: remote working helps build organizational resilience.
From being able to quickly respond to new business-related challenges, to resisting disruptions such as natural disasters or cyberattacks, remote working enables companies to continue operating in the face of adversity.
It’s clear that remote working in some capacity is here to stay, but what can organizations do to fully embrace this arrangement and further improve their resiliency?
Remote working has expanded how accessible employees are to their clients. Since these workers do not have to worry about a commute, that time saved can be used towards productive work.
This is particularly helpful if employees are dealing with clients across the country and world. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on business travel expenses, workers can use a video conferencing tool to handle each client quickly within one week.
With the money saved, companies can invest in high-quality conferencing resources to improve how employees connect with their clients virtually.
Additionally, if the company network is hacked or an earthquake hits, the impact of these disruptions would be lessened for remote workers.