Why Remote Work is the Future of Work
Over the last decade, organizations and individuals have started to change the way they work. A growing number of remote workers, freelancers and independent workers have embraced the freedom of working for themselves, and for themselves only. They have embraced the freedom to work from where they want, when they want, with whom they want.
When workers are required to sit at a desk for a significant portion of their working day, they are limited in how many tasks they can engage in. This of course leads to boredom, which leads to poor focus, which in turn leads to burnout. Additionally, the health risks associated with sitting for long periods of time are well documented. This is why businesses are keen to explore remote work, which is not only more cost effective but also more efficient.
Remote work is the future of work, and the benefits are huge. I work from home most of the time (or have my office at home), and I’ve realised that there are some big advantages to doing so.
Pandemic Push Everyone to Adapt Remote Work
The world of work is changing. Some of those changes are as mundane as how we communicate, but you could also argue that technology is driving this change. As a result, the way we work is changing. What does this mean for you? It means that you need to reconsider how you work and collaborate, because the skills you have and the tools you use today won’t be the ones you want tomorrow.
Technology has changed the way we work. We are now more productive, but that has come with a price. We are more distracted, more stressed and less rested. If we still stay at the work that required to perform the job in office and wasting valuable time on commuting or traffic jam. Then, It’s such a waste of resources.
During the pandemic, we all switched to remote work and many of us realized we can perform our job flawlessly even without going to the office. Many employers are also realized that some employees are able to perform better job than working in the office. On June 2021, Deloitte UK told their employees they can continue to work from home without going to the office even after the pandemic.
There are also lots of benefits of remote work.
- Work-life Balance
- Employee Well-Being
- Improved Happiness
- Productivity Increase
- Reduce Cost
- Spend less time on commuting
Remote Work Might Become Permanently after Post-Pandemic World
Many people are working remotely nowadays, but some are still not convinced. Some even claim that remote work is a waste of time, while others think it’s going to become a necessity in the near future. We will try to prove those people wrong by explaining why remote work will become permanent after a post-pandemic world.
In the post-pandemic world, many of our traditional human jobs are temporary and may not even exist anymore. For years, the media has been predicting that companies would eventually eliminate the need for workers by producing machines that could do nearly any job.
The current trend of bringing employees from remote locations to offices has led to some speculation that this might become a permanent trend after the pandemic. In a world post-pandemic, it could become more difficult to prevent the spread of disease. Additionally, it could be difficult to transport supplies over long distances, and many of the necessary services could be unavailable. Therefore, many Office workers might decide it is more efficient to continue working remotely, making future office-based work more like telecommuting.
Great Resignation 2021
According to the survey, 40% of employees are thinking of quitting their jobs. Most of them planning to change professions or starting their own business. Soon, the great resignation is happening. In the US alone, 4 millions people quit their job.
According to the research said that many employers will also Shifting Some Employees to Remote Work Permanently. Not only that, Microsoft also promoting the new type of work called hybrid work might be the new trends even after the Covid. Hybrid work is a combination of traditional office work and remote work, which employers allow employees to work from home but also required employees come to the office every week.
The future of work seems promising. We might need to figure out what is the meaning of work and what is the best kind of work again. Let’s see what will happen in the future. Hybrid work or remote work seems likely to happen even after the pandemic.