Technology as an enabler for working remotely
And then Covid-19 changed the world. (but to be honest, the change was already happening before the pandemic).
Because of advances in communication technology and internet access, teleworking has become standard practice all around the world.
The technology we use today has enabled us to work more remotely.
In 2019 before the pandemic, 9% of people working in Europe reported that they were working remotely sometimes. During Covid-19, that figure rose to 40%.
A boom in people working from home pretty much happened overnight. And there is no current indication that it is going down to the same levels again. Dingel & Neiman predict up to 30% of all jobs in Europe will be changed to remote work in the future.
This type of work is not although done entirely from home: today ‘Working Remotely’ doesn’t always relate to working from home. It could mean that your employees turn to coffee shops, co-working spaces, or traveling while maintaining their day to day duties. This trend results in new challenges related to facility risk management to employee safety.
Remote working is here to stay. Are you prepared?
As the modern workforce is increasingly mobile, collaborative, and dynamic, and comprises multi-generations, all with different communication preferences. These workers span multiple industries, all who represent unique challenges when it comes to staying safe and connected. These new possibilities and challenges will demand a new set of skills to ensure your employee’s safety and duty of care. Having access to critical security information, be able to communicate and locate your employee whenever they require assistance.
The key is that remote work is here to stay. It is not a passing trend. In Gartner’s latest survey, it revealed that 82% of company leaders plan to allow employees to work some of the time remotely, and 47% of those reported that they intend to allow to work remotely full time going forward. Some of the largest tech companies, Facebook, Twitter, and Slack – have already confirmed that this is the new normal.
Working remotely is becoming the new normal.
Do you have a solution to keep your employees safe when working out of office?