Will Remote Work Policies Continue Once the Pandemic Ends?

Will Remote Work Policies Continue Once the Pandemic Ends?

While remote work has been possible and somewhat popular for some time now, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it indispensable for many businesses to survive. Nevertheless, as it has spread, it has become apparent that remote work isn’t likely to go away as our immediate need for it does. Let’s look at how remote operations are influencing businesses to see why.

The Impact of Remote Work

There have been plenty of positive effects brought on by the implementation of remote work policies for businesses to only embrace it further. A recent study by Intermedia surveyed the owners of 250 businesses and revealed a telling selection of these effects, including:

  • Increases in employee availability in 19 percent of these businesses
  • Increased job satisfaction—15 percent—and life satisfaction—seven percent—alike
  • Decreased overhead costs
  • Improved employee attitudes
  • Reduced work-related stress
  • Increased engagement

Out of these businesses, 85 percent had primarily functioned in a centralized office space, but with remote work exploding in prevalence as social distancing has been adopted, that number has gone down to 26 percent. Simultaneously, video conferencing increased in use by 27 percent, from a rate of 57 percent to 84 percent.

This only makes sense, as businesses must continue their operations to remain open. If remote work is the only way to do this without jeopardizing the health and safety of their employees, clients, and customers, the smart play is to embrace remote operations.

Will Remote Work Last Longer than the Pandemic?

Admittedly, it can be hard to even think about the time after the current health crisis is over, as so much has changed in the relatively short time we’ve all been living this new normal. We don’t think that remote operations will go away, though. Consider the list of benefits that businesses reported seeing. The biggest concern that many of these businesses had was the matter of engagement: how could they attract and convert clients when face-to-face conversions were once their de facto strategy?

However, these concerns were not fueled due to any influence by technology restrictions, as the explosion in conferencing we discussed above goes to show.

As a result, we can confidently conclude that many businesses won’t shift away from remote operations when they are no longer required for survival. The benefits—increased team satisfaction and at least the same levels of productivity—are just too good to pass up.

BNMC can help you embrace the remote capabilities that can help your business survive these challenges, along with many other IT tools and resources. Give us a call at 978-482-2020 to learn more about what we can do for your business technology.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, September 22 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Productivity Business Computing Email User Tips Privacy Cloud Network Security Microsoft Efficiency Business Hosted Solutions Hackers Software Computer Data Malware Communication Workplace Tips Google IT Services Hardware Small Business IT Support Mobile Devices Cloud Computing Smartphone Internet Tech Term Data Recovery Managed IT Services Users Backup Android Ransomware Innovation Mobile Device Outsourced IT Windows VoIP Phishing Saving Money Smartphones Upgrade Information Windows 10 Disaster Recovery Data Backup Miscellaneous Facebook communications Network Social Media Business Continuity Office 365 Browser Cybersecurity Microsoft Office Server Business Management Managed IT Services Productivity Quick Tips Windows 10 Passwords Data Management Internet of Things COVID-19 Gmail App Word Vulnerability Remote Monitoring Apps Gadgets Artificial Intelligence Money Mobile Office Conferencing Encryption Managed Service Chrome Managed Service Provider Save Money Infrastructure Analytics Collaboration Virtual Reality Remote Work Website IT Support Tip of the week Government Employer-Employee Relationship BYOD Information Technology Applications Paperless Office Networking Google Drive Router Remote Workers VPN Settings Access Control Company Culture Automation YouTube Firewall Maintenance Risk Management Hacker Data storage Development Document Management Office Tips Spam Avoiding Downtime HIPAA WiFi Computers Antivirus Operating System BDR Employee-Employer Relationship Big Data Display Bandwidth Content Filtering IT Management Data Security Education Unified Threat Management Business Technology Robot Apple Virtual Private Network Storage Printing desktop Augmented Reality Managed IT MSP How To Password End of Support Tablet Managing Stress Remote Computing iOS SaaS Two-factor Authentication Wi-Fi Computing Solid State Drive Wireless Outlook Managed IT Service Holiday Customer Relationship Management Scam Virtualization Laptop Bring Your Own Device Social Mobile Security The Internet of Things Managed Services LiFi Training Hosted Solution Hard Disk Drive Retail Alert Humor Break Fix Administration Best Practice Search Downtime OneNote Mouse Compliance Business Intelligence Marketing Data Breach Vendor Management Going Green Monitors Windows 7 Chromebook IT Software as a Service Server Management Data loss Regulations Telephone Systems Social Network Touchscreen Websites Content Huawei Techology K-12 Schools Twitter Halloween Messaging Business Growth Digital Payment Smart Technology Cookies Banking Digital Signage Data Warehouse Meetings Disaster Lenovo Computing Infrastructure Professional Services Holidays Entertainment Vendor Statistics Legal Digital Social Networking Solid State Drives Windows 8 Mail Merge Blockchain Star Wars Distribution Shortcuts Mobile Management Unified Communications Drones Downloads Chatbots eWaste Safety Procedure Monitoring Streaming Processor VoIP Unified Threat Management Wearable Technology Network upgrade Scary Stories Employee-Employer Relationships Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service Nanotechnology Troubleshooting Business Analysis Firefox Mobile Device Management Uninterrupted Power Supply Superfish Alerts USB Network Congestion Payment Card Running Cable Hybrid Cloud Deep Learning Bluetooth Spyware Comparison Motherboard Cables Spying National Security File Sharing Address Permissions Fraud Cost Management Logistics Security Cameras Profiles Computer Care IBM Identity Continuity PCI DSS Buisness Charging Virtual Desktop Human Error Memory User Error Smart Office Writing Sports Analysis Students Alt Codes Patch Management Screen Reader Virus Licensing Dongle Inventory Scalability Identity Theft Specifications Wires Updates Assessment Dark Data Update Asset Management Utility Computing Heating/Cooling Budget Corporate Profile Multi-Factor Security Solar Battery Smart Tech Device Reducing Cost G Suite Time Management Printer Work Peripheral Mixed Reality Automobile Typing Politics LED Threats Current Events Dell Cooperation Service Level Agreement Shadow IT Migration Consulting Black Friday Voice over Internet Protocol Work/Life Balance Files PowerPoint Cabling Emergency Hotspot Internet Exlporer Customer Service Memes Cybercrime Laptops Servers WannaCry Google Calendar Cryptocurrency Google Maps Dark Web Connectivity Health Private Cloud Mobility Batteries Network Management IT Technicians Optimization Office Samsung Management Tech Support Co-Managed IT IT solutions Staff Leominster Gamification Google Docs Cyber Monday Modem FinTech RMM Onboarding GDPR Hacks Language Value Managed Services Provider Legislation Bitcoin Microsoft Excel IoT Print Toner Myths Google Wallet SharePoint Mirgation Recycling Social Engineering Policy Slack Hard Disk Drives Physical Security Cameras Upgrades Gadget Emoji Tracking Cleaning Crowdsourcing Personal Information Botnet CCTV 3D Printing Webcam Cortana Machine Learning Processors Error Unsupported Software Printers Point of Sale Mobile Computing Ben McDonald shares Travel Regulation Computer Repair Relocation Mobile Data Supercomputer CrashOverride Motion Sickness Recovery Staffing How To Taxes Administrator Financial Web Server what was your? Black Market IT Budget Law Enforcement GPS Electronic Medical Records IT Consultant Notifications

What Our Clients Say

  • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3