The way of work is changing. With the post-pandemic society, people are adapting to new ways of working to avoid contact with other humans. Prior to the pandemic, this type of lifestyle was unknown; it was a culture that lived on the fringes and had few rights in society.
Work From Anywhere: The New Way To Work
With the pandemic and its aftermath, many people are now adopting what used to be called a ‘digital nomad’ to a flexible work or work-from-home schedule. Nowadays folks celebrate and embrace remote working which means they can ‘work from anywhere’, not necessarily from home or an office anymore.
Prior to the pandemic, most employees had an office to go to every day. However, COVID hit in 2020 and caused workers to be forced home for a large majority of the time. Employers quickly found out that their staff could be productive even when they weren’t sitting in the same building.
Now that COVID is not as rampant in corporate offices, large enterprises like Facebook, Apple and Salesforce are now asking their employees to show up three days a week. This adjustment has been problematic for many departments and companies because those who have been working from home have either requested indefinite remote work or work flexibility.
This can be frustrating for companies because they don’t know who is coming to work, when, and where. Companies are also worried about the security of data with employees working remotely or from home. This has been a major cause in some big corporations not allowing remote work.
However, other corporations like GE have embraced flexible work days by giving each employee two days off at their discretion but only if they come into the office on those two designated days. Apple and Salesforce are both now asking all staff members that want to stay employed must show up three out of five working weeks which will allow them to keep track of how many hours you’re putting in during your weekdays as well as weekends without having to physically be in the office.
Creativewhiz has always embraced the existing work-from-anywhere culture. We value that it does not matter what time you work, provided that your work is completed according to your own set schedule and to Creativewhiz’s standards.
Benefits of Working Remote
There are many benefits of working remotely or work from anywhere which includes, but not limited to:
- More flexibility with your schedule allows you to balance your work life and personal time without having a supervisor telling you when you’re on break or lunch; now it’s all up to you.
- As long as there is internet access then the entire world can become accessible for business meetings – no need for travel! This also means that companies don’t have to pay out hundreds of dollars just so employees can travel internationally.
- Working remotely has been shown as an alternative way for people who might otherwise skip work because they were sick and didn’t want their colleagues catching what they had; this is especially important for those who work in healthcare.
- Working remotely can be a way to avoid the demands of commuting and spending time on public transportation – this means that people have more free time, which is always great!
The drawbacks? It is hard to supervise staff when they’re not coming into an office every day – how do you know if they’ll get their job done while at home? This is made easier by using things like video chat, but it still poses problems.
While many companies are not yet remotely-friendly, there are still some that would be receptive to the idea. Even though it’s okay for now, businesses must adapt to this new way of working and risk losing their top talent otherwise.
The old way of work is on its way out. Post-pandemic society has been embracing a new and more flexible working environment that caters to the ‘digital nomad.’ Now, people are focusing on their health by working remotely which means they can ‘work from anywhere’, not necessarily from home or in the office anymore. Remotely has shown as an alternative for those who might otherwise skip work because they were sick and didn’t want their colleagues catching what they had; this is especially important for those who work in healthcare! Working remotely can be a way to avoid commuting time and spending time sitting around public transportation – this means that people have more free time, which is always great for their health.
Remote work is not for every company or employee, so it’s important to find what’s best for you and your team. If you create a culture of trust and empathy, often allowing employees to work remotely will be the best perk you can offer.