There’s Something about the Future of Remote Work.


As we usher professionals back into the corporate world, we now adhere to a ‘new normal’ in lifestyle and preferences.

The newer generations entering the workforce have also transformed, and so has the way they work. For example, take the introduction of the 4-day work-week at Microsoft Japan, which led to a 40% increase in productivity.

Suffice to say, the future of work has changed considerably, and the ball is in the employee’s court and just maybe, it’s for the better.

While remote work has existed for many years prior, it gained a strong foothold during the pandemic when the world went into a global lockdown.

A lot of businesses were initially apprehensive about the concept of remote work. The corporate world is now adapting to newer models that overcome those apprehensions and companies are paving the way for future generations at work.

But, Where’s the Remote?

Initially, in the race to quickly adapt to the sudden change in protocols, a lot of employees faced disruption in their work. The balance to maintain productivity in both work and personal lives while ensuring safety from COVID-19 was the main cause behind it.

Work disruption coupled with the ongoing crisis led to a decrease in productivity. Decreased interpersonal communication and employee experience led to reduced employee satisfaction.

Product shortages due to panic-buying, and lesser productivity eventually led to a lack of trust in the remote-work model. Apart from that, hindrances such as device performancenetwork and internet issuesslow running apps, and snags in seamless communication are also some of the reasons why remote work was slow to adopt.

The ‘Remote-Control’ You Need.

According to a study by Upwork, about 57% of businesses still lack a clear remote-working policy. Good “Remote-control,” (and by that, we don’t mean the device that flicks the TV channels for you) helps you adapt to this virtual workspace seamlessly. Here’s how you can own the way you remote-work:

  • Reinforce an inclusive company culture through one-on-one meetings, and increased team social interaction.
  • Use the right digital channels for communication and collaboration for effortless remote productivity.
  • Set a clear direction, objective, goals, and KPIs individually and as a team to reduce micromanagement.
  • Establish a seamless and clear decision-making process.
  • Ensure the right tech and SaaS (such as Hoffenis in place for efficient remote work.
  • Offer a hybrid work model that works for your team.
  • Create a shared folder structure for enhanced collaboration and ensure regular updates.
  • Provide day-care or other facilities and incentives for hybrid-work employees and remote-workers as well.
  • Focus on deliverables, results, and reports for updated remote-performance review.

It’s really that simple. These solutions are just the beginning of getting your remote-work policy right. The more you save from adopting remote work, the more you can re-invest in the right places to improve your infrastructure.

It’s not just the Channel that Needs Changing.

Like we said earlier, your remote-work policy needs to change too. With Gen-Z and future generations entering the workforce, there’s an increase in demand for a flexible and adaptive workplace that’s also emotionally in tune with employee sentiments.

Your workplace should be a delish mix of traditional and futuristic work methods and if done the right way, here’s what you get out of it:

  • Long-term cost savings that can help you reinvest in infrastructure improvements.
  • Reduced environmental impact, because let’s face it, we need to do our bit for the community and the environment.
  • Increased employee productivity, loyalty, and satisfaction = Higher returns.
  • Increased employee retention, as reported by a survey by FlexJobs, where 72% of employers have reported an increase in employee retention.
  • Improved crisis management through contingency plans that keep your business and employees stable and secure.

These are just a few of the many advantages that’ll emerge as the remote-work model molds itself according to future business trends and emerging technologies.

Whether it's startups or MNCs, the all-virtual workspace has been beneficial to all, and it’s only going to get better with age, (like fine wine, if we might add).

With better access to technology and resources in league with an improved remote-working environment, we’ve accessed an entirely new avenue that’s going to change the future.

And you’re the one who’s making it happen.

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