It’s tempting to think of our new remote reality as an emergency situation, but the truth is that the pandemic didn’t change the direction of work – it merely accelerated long-term trends that were already in play.
And now that Pandora’s box is open, good luck with getting it shut again. Gartner found that a staggering 82% of company leaders will allow employees to work from home at least part-time, even after it’s safe to reopen offices. Slack’s survey of global knowledge workers found that 72% of workers want a hybrid remote-office model, which is in line with leaderships’ plans.
The key to adapting to our new reality is to untether work from a physical location. People need to be able to do their work as productively and securely from their spare bedroom as they do from a city centre skyscraper.
This shift to remote work is about more than just replacing office norms with digital clones. It gives us all a chance to transform collaboration. We are collectively sharing a once-in-a-lifetime chance to redefine collaboration from something bound by time and location to something that can happen anywhere and everywhere.
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