Nine months of remote working has led to the emergence of both new cultures at work and different ways of relating to colleagues.
Research from the World Economic Forum pointed out that it was a total of 48% of the global workforce who overnight, had to begin working from home in the wake of COVID-19 lock-downs in countries.
The concept of working from home is far from new. Businesses have been discussing the concept for more than a decade but for many it has been difficult to move from the head quarter centric approach, and many business decision makers have had a feeling that the traditional boardroom culture was discouraging to the concept of remote working.
During these past nine months of working from home, new work cultures and key business benefits have started to emerge and for many this has been a wake-up call. Why? Because remote working provides clear business benefits. Workers are shown to be more productive than when in an office and many are more focused when working from home! This element of digital transformation is now a reality and is proving what many people already knew: work no longer equals the office.
VMware has carried out a survey specific for the Nordic countries - A report analyzing organizational shifts in response to COVID-19. The result shows some well known benefits and a few surprises in busting Remote Work myths.
What are the 5 key benefits of remote working in Nordic countries that we can see emerge from 2020?
When it comes to running your business post pandemic, there is no one size fits all when it comes to policies around distributed working. Businesses cannot assume that the same approach will work for everyone, from graduate recruits to seasoned management and from introverts to extroverts. The most important finding from 2020 is there should now be flexibility and freedom to choose how to best manage your work life. The technology has long been there and now companies will have the mindset to embrace and adopt it after seeing the business benefits.
Read the full report “The New Remote Work Era: Trends in the Distributed Workforce”
 2020 Foresight: Managing an ‘anywhere’ workforce, VMware