Worldwide, business operations wholly changed with the unprecedented arrival of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a result, Lockdowns were imposed, and businesses started to suffer globally. Organizations prioritized implementing a remote work culture. Challenges presented themselves at every corner, leaving organizations to develop strategies that would be impactful.
There were no face-to-face meetings, but the virtual counterpart, video calls. It was quite a handful task to keep the employees in healthy and positive work culture. Though the effect of the pandemic is receding, the question remains how organizations will adopt remote working?
For the past 16 months, employees have worked remotely, adapting to the newer pattern of the work cycle. People worked remotely while spending time with their family and loved ones. As a result, the business that was drastically affected by the pandemic started to pick up step by step. The economy that had taken a massive hit began to recover. The unlock process started in some parts of the world. Though it was expected that things would get back to normal, the new norm of remote working became the default. However, unlock was implied, some restrictions made it difficult to adjust accordingly.
More prominent organizations realized these and kept the work from home culture intact, which in many cases have proven to be largely successful. For many organizations, the second quarter half of 2021 has brought them sales that were never seen before. Companies are crushing the predictions of analysts and are booming in profits. The question that arises here is will the remote work culture continue post-pandemic? The answer could be a big YES!
Remote working has made it easier for organizations to benefit and save on work infrastructure. Many analysts have reported that there will be a gradual increase in the number of full-time remote working employees. The popularity of work from home has increased post-pandemic and has proved time and time that it is much more effective, and people prefer this model to the traditional one.
Richard Branson once said, “By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default.” Happy employees result in better work performance and higher job satisfaction. Thus, moving ahead, companies will most likely shift to remote culture permanently. It provides employees with flexibility and comfort, which means organizations save more upon on-site work, travel expenses, and other activities. Eventually, the flexibility to choose your working hours has led to a better work-life balance, increased productivity, and reduced stress.
To conclude, the COVID-19 has accelerated the growth and popularity of remote work and its culture. It has proven to be a win-win situation for both organizations and talents, and efforts are being made to make this transition smoother and seamless.
However, remote work culture has also presented challenges such as time management. However, a slight alteration in your approach can be the perfect work model rather than the monotonous traditional culture. It is no doubt that remote work culture is here to stay.