Coronavirus And The Remote Working Revolution
Daily FT|April 02, 2020
Only a small spark is needed to light a great fire. A virus called COVID-19 originating from China was the spark that has started the remote working revolution. With a study in UK saying social distancing may need to last for up to 18 months, remote working will be the norm for over a year.
Talal Rafi

Working from home has always made more sense since the rise of technology made it more than possible but still companies continue to have employees commute for hours to and from office for work which could have been done from home.

Only a small spark is needed to light a great fire. A virus called COVID-19 originating from China was the spark that has started the remote working revolution. With a study in the UK saying social distancing may need to last for up to 18 months, remote working will be the norm for over a year.

As employees around the world get used to remote working for over a year and find out that they can do all the work from their homes, will they return to office a year later when the coronavirus vanishes? Will they not question why they have to go back to office in the first place if all the work can be done remotely?

Benefits of remote working

We generally think people work from 9 to 5 but in reality most people leave home to work much earlier. if travelling to and from work was counted as part of work, most people work 8 to 6. not to mention another hour in the morning spent getting ready to leave home for work. This is a huge waste of time which could otherwise be spent with their families or doing other activities.

Technology means working from home is much easier

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