Remote work is now a requirement by many younger workers. Likewise, as technology has advanced, many jobs are remote work friendly. Even jobs that traditionally required a worker to be tethered to a specific location, such as healthcare, are now becoming remote. Doctors can perform televisits, office workers can utilize home offices, and personal trainers can use video to teach classes.
“The physical workplace has been shifting for a long time as technology has enabled our workforce to become more mobile.”
Dove Technologies subject matter expert, John Bowling, is joined by Tami Beach, Head of MPS Channel Sales at HP, and Justin Ong from Spiceworks, in this special talk.
Join us as we take a look to see how COVID has accelerated the digital transformation, bringing the “Office of the Future” to the here and now.
The Work from Home Shift
At the beginning of the pandemic, workers were forced to work from home as a safety measure.
Now? A large portion of workers prefer working from home and say that won’t be coming back to the office. Workers are experiencing more flexibility than ever before. But this doesn’t mean working from home doesn’t have its challenges.
Remote Work Challenges
One of the biggest complaints remote workers have is the lack of social interaction. This can lead to workers feeling like they are on an island by themselves instead of being part of a team. To combat this, remote workers are encouraged to schedule video calls instead of emailing. If that feels uncomfortable, they can try working in coffee shops or shared workspaces to get in some social time.
Even with numerous communication mediums like Slack, Teams, and Zoom, communication issues can still arise. Emails and other notifications can be easy to miss or forget about during a busy day. Remote workers don’t have the benefit of walking up to a coworker’s desk and reminding them of an important task. Workers who are used to being in close proximity to other departments will have to put extra effort into ensuring communication is flowing smoothly.
Employees that work from home are reliant on technology for their daily work tasks. When issues arise, workers are left without effective tools to do their job. Without an IT team onsite, workers are often left to troubleshoot issues on their own.
Remote Workers Are More Productive
Despite the challenges associated with working from home, remote workers are more productive than their office-bound counterparts. According to Forbes, remote workers are 47% more productive. Surprised?
It’s not so surprising considering the disruptions workers experience in an office. Between that one coworker who likes to give you a play-by-play of her entire weekend and varying background noise, the office can be a tough place to concentrate.
Learn how you can stay ahead of the curve, utilizing and optimizing the technology available today, to meet the demands and needs of tomorrow.
Remote Workers Are Happier
According to a new study by Tracking Happiness remote workers are up to 20% happier. Eliminating commutes and increasing flexibility are key factors that promote worker happiness according to the data.
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