It was the best of times, it was the worst of times! And literally so- COVID is wreaking havoc while having a transformative impact on systems and the environment.
Almost 20% of the world’s population is in lockdown, making this pandemic the biggest disruption of the millennium.
While a lot of those sheltering at home are either out of work or on a break, remote working has gathered steam in certain sectors.
Managing remote teams is an ability that all organizations need to learn ASAP. This is a surreal moment, what most are calling “the world’s largest work-from-home experiment.”
Even before COVID, there were 7 million people working from home in the United States (U.S.). Over the last five years, the number of people working remotely in the U.S. has grown by a staggering 44%. This scenario has urged businesses to seriously come up with means for efficient remote team collaboration.
Digital communication tools are seeing a rapid rise in demand. This protocol (shelter in place) is steering a digital transformation in the professional landscape world over.
While social distancing is a welcome break for introverts, what good does remote working entail for the overall employee ecosystem?