Companies across the Western world have been trying to get staff to come back to the office after the pandemic, but it seems the experience of working at home has proved so popular that it has become a thankless task.
Indeed, the latest news from the US is that an opinion poll carried out by WaPo and Ipsos has revealed that 55 per cent of home workers over there would actually accept a lower salary to keep on working remotely.
Taking a pay cut may not be on many people’s agendas here in the UK at a time of high inflation, but costs are an issue for many, as most daily commuting is not cheap. The fact that the trains are so often hit by strikes is hardly going to help either.
All that means that it makes sense for your company to ensure it has the best remote IT services in Essex, to enable it to maintain full functionality even with a lot of the staff out of the office for some or all of the time.
After all, the alternative is to persist in trying to push workers to return to the office, something even some bosses involved heavily with online firms have sought to do.
A prime example of this is Elon Musk, who has never been afraid to put noses out of joint, especially after taking over at Twitter. As well as cutting staff numbers, he has been insistent on office working, describing remote working as “immoral”. As Business Insider notes, this has gone down so badly that he has even been labelled ‘Karen Musk’ in a thread on Reddit.
While Reddit may not exactly be the world’s leading intellectual powerhouse, the sentiments expressed may reflect not just how some people feel about the eccentric Mr Musk, but also how very many feel about home working.
For all the sound and fury from famous bosses to government ministers, having the most effective, reliable and secure remote IT connections will undoubtedly be much more important than the décor of many offices over the next few years.