Will remote work replace the office workspace after COVID-19?



by Kathy Tonery

How COVID-19 Most people have had the option to work remotely for their employers. In early April 2020, around 35% of US workers started to work from home. It was a temporary situation at the time; All you needed was an internet connection and a laptop or smartphone.

It has become more desirable for businesses to keep the wheels moving. by doing Employees Working remotely from home as it has also reduced the spread of the virus.

Companies can benefit from employees who work remotely from home …

technology: When it turned out that the Coronavirus did not go away Small business owner invested in the latest technology by installing new digital tools. The Zoom application software has become very popular; due to business meetings and conferences with employees.

Other technologies that are used are monitoring software that tracks the time you get on and off the computer, counting your keystrokes, and other measures to ensure that employees are using their time efficiently.

Financially: Companies that have invested in the latest remote working technology have a long-term stake in it because of some favorable economic benefits.

According to a survey by software company Atlas VPN, monitoring a single employee who works remotely costs only about $ 7 a month, and if an employee works from home half the time, an employer can get as much as $ 11,000 a year save on increased productivity.

Not all companies prefer their employees to work from home, but many are willing to take the risk …

The change in mentality: Most managers were skeptical at first because they thought remote working would not be effective. After seeing the results of other companies, managers embraced the idea and now most companies have changed their workplace mentality.

After the coronavirus pandemic; Working from home will be a part of our lives because it has been proven that it can be productive in many ways.

The work-life balance: Working from home for months has given employees the flexibility to spend time with the family and at the same time achieve their goals or targets for their company. It’s easier to encourage employees to work from home to take advantage of the digital technology available and spend time with loved ones. Ultimately, getting the best of both worlds.

Challenges that employers face for the “new” remote workforce …

structure: Every company or company has its own structure for the office space. However, working from home can be stressful at times when a company doesn’t have a clear policy on what to do.

A Zoom meeting can be effective at discussing or setting goals, but managers need to restructure the workplace. Stricter guidelines need to be put in place so that everyone is on the same page.

Misunderstandings are a problem in the office and also when working from home …

isolation: Physical contact is a human necessity; even in the office. Working at home without the camaraderie of employees can be debilitating. No more one-on-one conversations, no more power lunches and no more chatting at the water cooler.

Believe it or not, these things are important to some employees. that dilutes the teamwork. Some workers may feel isolated and not motivated enough to do their work at home on time.

trust: This is an unspoken pact between an employee and their manager. Can a manager trust that the employee is using his time efficiently, is doing his job and is not a slacker?

Most companies are not used to remote workers and have very restrictive policies. You will more or less “micro-manage” remote workers, which can be more stressful. ends in a feeling of resentment. Nobody likes to be over-managed and that is often compared to being “treated like a child”.

Start a new chapter for remote work …

Many workers have been made redundant and unable to work from home. what created the huge spike in unemployment. This is an ongoing problem as many retailers and offices have closed.

It’s time to be creative and decide that you want to use your skills in uncharted territory. by becoming one Entrepreneur and work for yourself.

There is a new world out there and no one is sure what will happen in the future. The focus should not be on avoiding opportunities that we have never taken advantage of from you, but rather on seizing them and being ready to try something new.

Good luck with your job search!

Kathy Tonery publishes a community-based blog (https://www.myrtlebeachtransplants.com) about developments in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. It focuses on starting new businesses and helping others by getting involved in community projects for people in need and homeless pets. She also writes about unique goals and new job opportunities.

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