Mathew Philip

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How Tech Models Are Enabling Organisations To Embrace The Remote Working Model

As remote work becomes the new norm, business meetings will be concluded through digital meeting solutions and will include on-station and remote personnel; whether its inter-organisational or external.

The current pandemic has left an indelible mark across the human world, impacting industries and institutions alike. However, it has also proven to be a true watershed event having enacted several overnight transformations across the global business landscape. Almost every organisation shifted its operations to the digital realm with an effective remote working policy for most employees. If nothing else, the pandemic has definitely put to rest the various doubts regarding the efficacy of remote operations in the post-pandemic world. The new normal has made it clear that remote working and digital networking are here to stay.

It has been established that different members of an enterprise can fulfill their responsibilities while being scattered and do not require to be co-located at a single place. This is primarily thanks to the exponential growth in technology and digital connectivity. The remote working model definitely has a plethora of benefits to offer for both organizations as well as the employees. In this new business order, organizations can seamlessly reduce real estate costs, recruit and optimise talent across the world without immigration concerns, enjoy greater productivity, geographic flexibility, remove commuting, and register a more efficient work/life balance.

Hybrid working is enabling workforces to perform their best work on their own terms.

As remote work becomes the new norm, business meetings will be concluded through digital meeting solutions and will include on-station and remote personnel; whether its inter-organisational or external. The optimum utilisation of technology will certainly play a crucial role in realising this hybrid collaboration. Therefore, it’s imperative that companies upgrade their IT infrastructure stacks and sufficiently train existing employees in this new style of integrated functioning.

The central crux behind this monumental transition is ensuring that productivity stays undeterred inspite of the pandemic-imposed turbulence. Remote working arrangements have allowed companies to offer better living conditions to their workers who now have the freedom of working from their destination of choice. For the millennial generation, the emergent remote working model is helping them realize the dream of touring the world while still being employed as digital nomads. It also enables employees to devote more time and attention to their families and loved ones.

Organizations too are witnessing numerous advantages from the employee remote working program. Research indicates that companies are able to generate greater employee engagement since the onset of digital remote working programs. And happy workforces directly translate into more productivity. The need for fewer employees in the official workplace has also considerably reduced space charges, power tariff and maintenance. The remote working model also empowers organisations to substantially expand their talent pool by including workers from anywhere. This borderless hiring process has been possible only thanks to the transformed remote working conditions in the new normal.

More importantly, organizations that have enforced remote working policies stand a chance to countermand the professional brain drain that has tormented budding markets, small cities, and rural settlements. As employees work from their homes or place of choice, they are able to eliminate travelling to work which in turn helps in reducing the vehicular emission levels. This reinforces the idea that the hybrid model is not only economically lucrative but sustainable as well in the long run.

The events of the last two years have orchestrated a series of seemingly irreversible changes in the business world. With overarching digitisation and remote working models emerging as the way forward for companies across the globe, employees are rapidly adapting to this transformed work culture. All evidence points to the fact that this revolutionary model is here to stay, and it is only a matter of time that remote working policies become a regular feature of the post-pandemic business vista.

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