Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success
By 2025, 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely, an 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels, according to Upwork’s “Future of Workforce Pulse Report” released on Tuesday.
According to an Upwork survey, 1 in 4 Americans will be working remotely in 2021. Most of the companies and professionals surveyed for this analysis also expect to whether switch to a hybrid remote or remote first mode after Covid-19.
- The adoption of remote work had been already growing at a fast pace in the last few years.
The Covid pandemic lockdown restrictions worldwide highly accelerated the adoption of work from home policies in record time across companies of all types and industries all over the world.
As of this writing, the Delta variant has put on hold any normal return to work plans. The pandemic will recede and the hybrid workspace—which combines on-site and remote work into a seamless new reality—will continue to advance.
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When it’s time to reimagine your worxforce: where do you begin?
Remote working has long been an option for many organizations and employees.
While there are many benefits of remote working, including reduced commute, greater employee flexibility, increased productivity, lower operational costs, and a larger pool of global job applicants, virtual work can introduce new challenges.
Employees and companies alike have learned to temporarily survive in a remote work environment; but, remote work is here to stay and will likely be a permanent fixture that transforms many organizations in one form or another.
How to thrive in your remote work environment
Everyone will need to develop the skills, competencies, tools, and mindsets to thrive in a remote environment.
Remote work affects an entire organization. For individual contributors, it means having to learn to collaborate effectively with colleagues you rarely see in person.
To excel in the virtual-work landscape you will need to learn how to build trust, increase productivity, use digital tools intelligently, and remain fully aligned with your remote team.
Optimize working remotely in this set of online courses—whether you’re new to remote work or not, and whether you’re leading a team or part of a team involving distributed team members.
For managers, it means knowing how to lead fully remote teams, developing ways to keep your teams motivated, connected, and productive.
For leaders, shifting to remote-work solutions means rapidly advancing your digital footprint, using cloud storage, considering cybersecurity risks, and deploying new tools to increase productivity among your workforce.
Subscribe to our Worx Reimagined series to learn how to create actionable steps to “relaunch” your team—focus on new ways to stay connected, be collaborative, and remain productive—while meeting your own personal and organizational goals.