Saving the world with permanent “work from home”
Work from home is the new keyword, even though the same keyword was active within freelancers and few small business owners, now it’s a keyword taken care by over a billion human beings. Below is the report from Google trends where you can see the proof of growth in the trend.
Okay, so it’s pretty self-explanatory that the trend is going up and down. But the question is whether or not the post-COVID situation helps the world even though it’s killing the world from multiple perspectives. But the after-effects due to COVID-19 especially the pattern change in work-culture is definitely going to help some companies and the world.
You might have already noticed several headlines from top-notch companies like Google and Facebook etc putting their workforce to permanent work from home mode to build a pandemic proof company. Advancements in technology are helping them do the same without evening affecting their productivity.
But on the flip side, imagine the kind of money saved by the companies by putting their double-digit percentage of the workforce into work from home. Less office space utilization means fewer offices required, companies won’t be showing much of interest in the expansion of their physical presence by investing a bulk load of money into infrastructure.
Well, putting the human resources at their own comfort space is helping the world save its own resources. Lower electricity usage, fewer carbon emissions due to fewer transportation requirements, and the list go on. The good thing about bigger companies with a huge number of employees is their investment capabilities in emerging technologies to ensure human resource productivity.
As long as you get the work done, your company is safe, and so is your job.
Maybe the future is even more bright, meaning we’re getting back to absolutely normal, but that doesn’t seem to happen anytime soon. As long as there is a pandemic and rising difficulty to develop a vaccine, the culture keeps changing. Most importantly, people’s subconscious memory is being wired to live with the pandemic which is a bit hard to pull back.
But as long as it doesn’t cost a dime to be optimistic, let’s stay optimistic about the future.