From the corner office to the couch: How remote work revolutionized business
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Are you looking for ways to add flexibility, independence, and freedom to your business?
Today’s hybrid and remote work options may be the way! With advancements in technology allowing people to access data securely from anywhere and anytime, there is a growing trend of embracing the hybrid/remote working model. Working remotely can provide individuals with increased control over their work lives, improving stress levels while simultaneously boosting productivity.
Remote work is the new way of working. Many people have already started to embrace it, but plenty of others hesitate to do so. Not only this, but depending on where one works, their cost of living can drastically drop, enabling them to save more money or even transition into digital nomadism.
This blog is about all the benefits and reasons we believe remote work is worth embracing despite the challenges. We will also cover the automation of processes, the various acquisition of talent and teams, and other aspects related to this topic.
Remote work as an idea
The concept of remote work was introduced a few years ago, and it was not accepted by many at the time. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it quickly became one of the most popular remote work methods. Companies across all industries adopted remote work for their employees to help them stay safe and productive while away from the office.
Now, after the worst has passed and it feels like normality has been restored, the businesses face the dilemma of keeping this way of working or commanding their employees to return to their headquarters. But after evidencing the benefits for both employees and employers, is it a good idea to return?
We know those hybrid or blended models combining traditional office work and remote work will be the most likely outcome in 2023, but what else can we expect?
The evolution of working from home
Arturo Garcia, our CEO at DNAMIC, shared his thoughts about it on the blog Social, Agile, and Transformation:
One of the main themes to emerge from remote working is the automation of processes. Automating processes saves businesses time and money while ensuring employees remain productive and engaged.
By automating mundane tasks, like booking travel or managing expenses, remote workers can focus on higher-value activities that impact the bottom line.
This journey has enabled the remote workforce to shift their focus on optimizing their productivity, no matter where they are located in the world.
Since the pandemic started, countries worldwide have been compelled to adjust to the reality of remote working. They have taken steps to facilitate its adoption. This has included easing regulations, investments in technology and tools, and providing employees access to better services.
Remote work has opened up a new segment of remote professionals called digital nomads. These remote professionals are not tied to any location but travel worldwide while working from what they can at the moment or where they want to be!
This lifestyle has become increasingly attractive for remote workers due to its flexibility and opportunities for personal growth. However, it requires a certain level of adaptation to remain productive and secure.
The power of hybrid and remote work
One of the most significant benefits of remote and hybrid work is that it offers businesses unparalleled access to talent from various global markets. Every business should consider embracing mixed and remote work as it unlocks access to far-reaching regions, providing new employment opportunities.
Not only does this boost the local economy by providing jobs wherever a business decides to go remote, but it also ensures broad diversity benefits when recruiting new talent.
Ultimately, leveraging remote and hybrid work leads to better customer service, higher quality products or services, improved efficiency, and cost savings, which are benefits that could not be achieved through traditional business methods.
Benefits for businesses:
– Increased productivity as remote workers have more flexibility and autonomy.
– Improved employee retention and satisfaction due to remote work providing a better work/life balance.
– Reduced overhead costs associated with traditional office spaces
– Access to global talent pools, allowing businesses to hire the best employees from around the world.
– Greater agility when responding to market changes and customer needs.
Benefits for employees:
– Increased flexibility and autonomy.
– Ability to access remote job opportunities that may not have been available locally.
– Reduced commute expense and time spent commuting.
– Potential to earn more due to remote location independence.
– Greater professional development opportunities due to remote learning resources.
Embracing the future
The remote work trial run is over, and the verdict is that remote work can be what your business needs! Companies should consider adopting hybrid models combining remote and office-based working to transition into remote working successfully.
By embracing these models, businesses can create a diverse and international team of more creative employees and bring an innovative edge to the workplace. Considering this, companies must guarantee they have the correct systems and tools to enable effective collaboration and communication between employees to form a successful team dynamic.
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