The Corona crisis has already changed the way we work. Companies are now pushing employees to work from remote environments. With the entire Nation going to lockdown mode, the future will now be 'Remote Work'.
During the year 1665, Cambridge University was entirely closed due to the Plague menace. Issac Newton had himself quarantined during this period. However, he proved his productivity during this time, when he was quarantined.
He discovered the calculus and the laws of motion. Shakespeare wrote King Lear when he was quarantined during Plague menace. So, what is the harm in being remote? As long as the resources can be productive. In fact, the quarantine and isolation due to Corona crisis, will itself become a cause for a new innovation - the immunization and vaccination for Coronavirus.
Gitlab took a survey of 3,000 professionals, who are working remotely, across various industries, roles and geographical locations. During the survey, they found that remote work is changing the entire globe, by changing how the remote workers interact with their job.
Here is the interpretation of that survey.
All-remote is surging
43 percent of the remote workers felt that it is important to work for a company, where all the employees are remote. Currently, one in four respondents are serving an organization that is all remote, with no offices. They are also embracing asynchronous work flow with every employee working in their own time zone, but yet without affecting the productivity or the turnaround time for deliveries.
Everyone can contribute
The real beauty of remote work lies in the fact that everyone can contribute and unleash their talent to move the organization forward. 56% of the remote workers said that every employee in their organization were able to successfully contribute to their processes, values and company's core values. More than 50 percent of them shared documents in most of the scenarios, keeping meetings as the last option.
Debunking remote work myths
38 percent of remote workers worked more than what it is like in a full time work at office, resulting in 3 times more work than what regular employees did from office. It is a total myth that people who work from home spend time on their personal work.
Remote is becoming second nature
Nearly 90% of those surveyed are satisfied with existing tools and processes that facilitates remote team communications and they also feel that remote project execution and regular tracking of project progress is not a challenge with tools like Jira.
Remote is here to stay
86% of them believed that remote work will become popular in the future. But, in the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, remote work is proving safe and productive as well. 84% of those surveyed said that they are able to complete all the tasks that are being assigned to them, in time.
Remote Meetings can be effective too
As in-person interactions are important for regular employees, similar for remote workers, online meetings are important too. So, communication tools like zoom, slack, Skype and others do play an important role here. 82 percent of them said that remote meetings are definitely as effective as in-person interactions, provided the internet connectivity is good.
Remote workers can be more innovative
Remote workers can think better and act better from their comfortable environments. The very feeling of embracing remote work encourages them to use their creativity and innovative brain. They tend to not only be productive, but they can also give you better and more smarter approach for project execution.
Working according to different time zones
In remote working, as the resources are working from their comfort zone, they will be happy to go over and beyond and work according to the Clients' time zones too.
Remote work was once something that was not acceptable for most of the employers. But now, the same employers are finding it equally productive, although they had to forcibly accept this during this lock down period. Moving forward, the employers as well as resources will start embracing this way of work.