Remote work is not a novel concept. Even in a pre-COVID world, many organizations were moving towards a hybrid model, which included work from home (or anywhere you like) as a mode of working. However, these were exceptions, rather than the norm. Today, remote work is the norm. And that’s the big difference, which is having a ripple effect on, well, almost everything.
A survey conducted by Gartner, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms, revealed 74% of CFOs said they planned to make remote work permanent for some of their people. There are many positives in favour of this system — increased productivity, higher employee retention, and lower environmental impact, to name a few.
But, as with most seem-good systems, remote work too can be a double-edged sword.
We examine some impacts here.