In 2019, Deloitte reported that only 50% of global companies felt that managing employees on a remote basis would be a future trend for their business. Fast forward to today, and everything has changed.
Thanks to lockdown and social distancing measures, traditional office environments are no longer logistically sustainable. Instead, more and more employees are working from home, waving goodbye to long commute times in the process.
Meanwhile, businesses who have embraced home-working have benefitted from fewer office expenses and a widened talent pool, unrestricted by location.
Whilst this shift to a new way of operating isn’t without its challenges, my experience over the past decade is testament to the value and viability of remote working when trust, discipline and a healthy work / life balance are prioritised.