How long will remote working last?
No matter where in the world you are living, COVID-19 has triggered a mass exodus from traditional office life to remote working. Many probably thought at the beginning that this would only last a few weeks but, at this point, there’s no doubt that a new age of remote working has come to stay.
A survey made with mainly UK founders and managers below the C-suite level reveals that a realistic post-pandemic work scenario could involve 3 to 5 days a week of remote work, with 1-2 days in-office for the entire team.
It is known that world events have the potential to cause permanent mass change and everything indicates that COVID-19 will change office work for the long term. Although in-person work will not disappear, a combination of remote work and office work is likely to settle.
Both, employers and employees (especially those in the 31-40 age bracket) agree on the fact that it would be positive to keep the remote work option, at least to some extent. There’s no doubt that learning from experiences like this forced lockdown will lead to new possibilities like implementing a new remote working policy in companies.
And some of the most valued advantages of remote work by employees are flexibility, family time, and work-life balance. But also, saving time on commuting or the optimization of time.
However, there are bad aspects of remote work too. For example, the connection between colleagues is less spontaneous, also, some may miss the social interaction or just having a beer after work. And perhaps having more of a work/life separation.
So, with all of this on the table, it is not rare to think that a combination of both office and remote working may function in the long term.
Remember that Comeet offers a tool that allows the team to be ready collaboratively, and to be synched always, even remotely.