What will our working lives look like moving forward? For companies that want to make the most of the benefits that come with working from home — such as reduced real estate expenditure and the ability to hire from anywhere — it’s a key question.
Some large organizations such as Facebook and Twitter have announced plans to allow staff to work remotely for the foreseeable future.
But to enable this arrangement to be successful in a post-pandemic world, organizations must provide a seamless remote working environment and a robust digital infrastructure.
For instance, how can employers replicate the chance encounters and collaboration that happen in central offices? While technology can’t completely fill the void, it can enable a great deal of productive collaboration — but only if the right solutions, with the right cyber security and sufficient staff training, are given.
As we move forward to a more flexible future of work, technology will undoubtedly be at the front and center of our working lives; but we will also have greater experience of how to work remotely, and more appreciation of the value that comes with in-person collaboration.