How remote work reveals and reinforces business continuity capabilities
The world we live in is undergoing a seismic change. Previous patterns of working and living have been forcibly modified. The instruction to stay at home, which is in place in many countries across the world, sits at the heart of this change: employees, no matter their industry or profession, have had to come to grips with working from home for long periods of time.
The concept of working from home is not novel. With the adoption of mobile devices and the increase in broadband availability both in private and public areas, a small segment of the workforce had already adopted this model. However, it was a secondary option, and its cultural impact was limited.
The spectrum of work has now shifted. Directives to work from home if possible have forced a global workforce to adapt to the home office. What had been an alternative mode of work has now become the primary—all within a few short months, if not weeks. Remote work is one of the biggest trends of 2020, and it is likely here to stay. Once a new norm arrives, innovation and investment can create entirely new industries, and the forced adoption of this new mode of work will force a similar shift. With the realisation that a different way of working doesn’t have to mean a dip in productivity, comes for many a change in perspective on which business practices (like having all employees permanently based in the office) best support business success.
Certainly, from a business perspective, the ...
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