Only a couple of years ago we all envied those workers who managed to work from home, and then we all found ourselves in the same position when the stay at home and work from home orders were issued due to the pandemic.
While the pandemic restrictions are all being lifted, and businesses are wanting workers to return to the office, a recent survey found that 36 per cent of respondents work from home because they want to, compared to the 64 per cent who are working remotely due to their office being closed, according to Business Insider.
Remote working, much like COVID-19 is not going to completely disappear and will become a more permanent fixture for many workers. We have a look at how remote working will evolve in 2022.
1. Remote Work Is Here To Stay
Opinions are divided, with some business leaders insisting that the office is the best place to get work done, while others believe that a more flexible approach with remote and hybrid options are the future. Businesses will find that they will be able to attract and retain talent easier if they are able to offer remote working options.
2. Asynchronous Communication
Many remote teams are communicating synchronously, with workers online from 9 to 5, with a daily schedule of Zoom meetings and calls. But in 2022, more people will realise that asynchronous communication is key to real remote work.
This gives remote workers agency over their own lives, allowing them to organise their days for maximum productivity, and be able to get one with work without interruptions and meetings.
3. The Best Teams Will Go Global
Global hiring will be a significant factor in shaping remote work in 2022. While many businesses have remote teams, they are likely to all be in the same country, which can limit the hiring options for businesses.
However, even in the post-Brexit UK, hiring internationally is easier than ever, and many organisations are realising they can create a far better team with global recruitment strategies.
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