Working remotely is the new 9 – 5
Reasons behind the rise of working remotely
Let’s face it; the world is changing dramatically and everything is being done remotely for so many reasons. First, the massive spread of social media has affected everyday lifestyle to the extent that even the busiest of us spends at least one hour on social media whether for news, information, fun TikTok videos or even memes. Second, coronavirus has made the transition to working remotely way faster since working from home is lockdown resistant, all you need is Internet connection and a laptop, as simple as that and you’re good to go.
Working remotely was and still is a foreign concept in our region but due to Coronavirus, it’s becoming widely spread, acceptable and it’s proving to be fruitful and it cuts unnecessary costs. But it’s hard for some lines of business to move to working remotely, which requires ditching the old-fashioned approach and embracing a whole new one.
Third, 5G, is a game changer and is one of the most heated races between the two superpowers, China and USA, because the one who gets to it first and export it to the rest of the world would control it. 5G will make working remotely possible for all kinds of jobs. With it’s almost zero latency and lack of lag, a surgeon can perform the most complicated and time-critical surgeries while being in another continent.
All the above signifies that the following decade will be the decade of working remotely in all domains.
Transition to working remotely
Doing your job from your couch was less mainstream before– and even stigmatized. But the attitudes towards working from home are finally changing. Many firms including Fujitsu and Twitter have already announced plans to make remote work a permanent option, even after the pandemic. To back all that up, a study found that remote work upped productivity 13% even though for some people, it is distracting and draining.
The transition to working remotely has gone to a new level when Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, have recently created visa program to attract remote workers during the pandemic.
Here are some fascinating facts about working remotely in 2020:
77% of telecommuters report being more productive
30% of telecommuters save upward of $5,000 a year
$11,000 is how much companies can save annually for each employee that works remotely half-time
People who work remotely earn $4,000 more per year on average
99% of remote workers want to continue telecommuting in the future
90% of remote workers would recommend working remotely to a friend