Remote working trends for 2020
Remote working isn’t a marginal working style anymore. Nowadays, it has become a necessary step for companies, employees and entrepreneurs to take in order to gain productivity and efficiency which can be gained thanks to the continuous technological advancements our society has to offer.
Current studies show that globally 70% of professionals are working remotely at least once a week and the number is expected to increase each year. This is also due to the fact that with the advance of technology the amount of jobs that can be done remotely keeps on increasing.
Looking at the remote working trends, however, our society isn’t yet at a point where we are ready to embrace a 100% remote workforce: the most productive way of working remotely is represented by a balance of both remote work and the more traditional office centered schedule.
Let’s take a look at how remote working is predicted to evolve during 2020:
Rise of hybrid workplaces
During this year we can expect to see a rise of hybrid companies, which will allow part-time remote work, while still having an office space and require a few days per week’s presence.
Remote-centric tools and software will continue to grow
With the increase of experienced remote workers who can share their insights and feedback, there will be a development of tools, software, and resources available to remote workers.
More GenZ employees will join the workforce
Also, remote working will be affected by the entrance of this new generation in the workforce. Thanks to their high leveled digital skills and they’re updated school programs, GenZ will be fully equipped for remote working. Most likely, remote work will be a default setting for them.
Higher focus on mental health
One of the issues with remote working when it first arose, was that many employees experienced a sense of loneliness caused by not feeling connected to the team. To solve this, digital interaction is expected to rise. Companies are already starting to adopt solutions to the problem which include: weekly check-ins, monthly meetings, encouraging interaction on slack, encouraging working in co-working spaces, internal email newsletters, and annual company retreats.