When the pandemic started, nobody expected that it would last this long.
Two years in, and there’s still no real end in sight.
Fortunately, we’ve adapted to the #NewNormal in the past two years. Our homes became offices. Zoom calls replaced face-to-face meetings. E-commerce sites and online stores kept businesses alive – and our pantries stocked.
And it looks like this won’t stop even after the pandemic is over.
So, what else can we expect to stick around this year? Read on and check out our five predictions for remote work this 2022:
Digital Enterprises Will Take Over
We used to associate legitimate jobs and businesses with a physical address. However, largely due to the pandemic, digital enterprises are slowly taking over traditional brick and mortar ones.
Thus, we’ll see a significant shift from traditional office spaces to a largely distributed workforce from different locations all over the world. Thanks to lower costs and a wider reach, companies that successfully make the transition can expect to see a 25 percent revenue growth over their competitors that can’t (or won’t).
Digital HQ’s Will Be In
With the highly contagious Omicron variant (and who knows how many other ones) emerging, completely returning to the physical office still isn’t viable.
Hence, digital headquarters will continue to take center stage this year. The lack of face to face interactions won’t hinder productivity or progress either. After all, teams can still utilise different project management applications and other video conferencing platforms to get things done.
Investing in different apps and software can empower your teams to perform, regardless of where they are. With the right tools, maintaining productivity and efficiency won’t be a problem.
Remote Work Isn’t Going Anywhere
The number of remote workers is rising. So too are the companies looking to hire them.
According to research, more companies will continue the transition to fully remote work 2022.
Customers have become even more dependent on the internet for their needs. This reliance gives businesses more opportunities to expand their reach beyond geographical borders.
So, if you’re thinking about hiring more remote workers to take your business online, now’s the best time.
More and More Companies Will Embrace a Hybrid Workplace
Prior to the pandemic, the majority of jobs were confined to specific locations. Now that we’ve benefited from remote work’s inherent flexibility, returning to the traditional setup is highly unlikely. Enter the hybrid work model.
In this setup, your core in-house staff can return to the office while the rest of your teams can work remotely. The hybrid model also gives them the option to return to the office as needed.
This way, social distancing and other health protocols that have become critical during the pandemic will remain in place. Even once the pandemic becomes endemic.
Remote Work Tools Will Continue to Improve
With remote work becoming increasingly mainstream, more and more tools will emerge to streamline common processes, such as project management and instant communication.
Although there’s nothing wrong with old tools and workflows, the #NewNormal has given us a clean slate to work with. If you want your business to stand out, digitising and innovating your processes are a must. Especially when this will lead to better products and customer service.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s impossible to predict everything that could happen this year.
However, we can make educated guesses as to what lies ahead. This way, we’ll be better-equipped to make better decisions especially, when it comes to your business endeavours. It’s a good thing there are industry partners who can help you do exactly that.
Remote Staff has been helping Australian SMEs and entrepreneurs like you find and hire skilled remote workers from the Philippines for the last 14 years and counting. With our experience and expertise, we can help you turn 2022 into a better year for your business.