On a worldwide scale, more people than ever are engaged in remote work. According to Global Workplace Analytics, this type of work has expanded 10 times faster than other areas of the workforce over the last decade.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this migration away from the traditional workplace, many companies have not quickly returned to pre-pandemic working arrangements. Partly because safety concerns have not been eliminated, but also companies have observed employee productivity being maintained or improved with remote working models for a variety of tasks and roles.
In a recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey of remote workers across a variety of B2B operations, more than half to as much as 75% of the respondents said they have been able to maintain or improve their productivity during this timeframe. Although these results are being achieved in many cases, employers still have concerns especially around collaborative tasks (including exchanges with co-workers, working in teams, and interacting with clients) which seems to be harder in this ‘new normal’.
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