We all know how the pandemic has caused offices to shut down, forcing employees of companies to work remotely. This development has resulted in some transformational trends. Keep reading to learn to learn about these remote working trends.
1: Movement Out of the Cities
One of the trends that would be more pronounced sooner or later is the movement of some people out of the high density cities such as Long Angeles and NYC. This is an automatic redistribution of workers out of the populated cities to other places. Sooner, it’s no longer going to be work from home but work from anywhere (café, home, beach, or even in a faraway country) – which is actually the right definition of remote working.
As many companies seriously think towards maintaining remote work for the rest of 2020, a lot of people are considering relocating elsewhere or making a different living arrangement.
Companies and businesses are also taking advantage of this trend to save more cost incurred from full-time office staffing and high cost of a stylish office. The giant tech companies are also making preparations to flow with this trend. For instance, Facebook has declared their plan to situate new hubs in Denver, Atlanta, and Dallas – the third tier cities.
2: Offices Will Never Be the Same Again
No doubts, the big tech companies’ headquarters may not change, but space use will be altered. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, said he’s planning to let some of the employees continue to work from home. Right now, Mark is also on a massive recruitment move to hire skills in remote locations. According to his projection, 50 percent of Facebook employees in the next five to 10 years will be remote workers.
The bottom line is that majority of the offices will be used less for regular work activities and probably used more for innovative brainstorming sessions and meetings. And, in the future, such offices may not be the grand types that cut a huge chunk of a company’s budget.
3: Outsourcing will Be On the Rise
Another remote work trend that has always been there but will spike up after the pandemic is outsourcing. Many company owners are outsourcing more than ever before. This is to enable them reduce full-time staffing costs.
The severe economic crunch caused by the crisis is telling hard on companies and businesses. So, it is wise for them to increase the use of any business solution that promotes more cost savings.
Well, another major reason for increased use of outsourcing is to source best talents from all over the world. Many companies are looking towards outsourcing more and more in the years to come. Businesses that once paid no attention to outsourcing are now doing so with all seriousness.
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