With Covid-19 surging and new lockdowns being mandated in cities, states, and countries all over the world, remote work is once again becoming a hot topic in the business community. But, even before Covid disrupted the planet, remote work had gone from that rare unicorn of workforce arrangements to a standard component of many people’s workweek. The pandemic is simply teaching us how to work from home more efficiently and teaching employers how to get the most from employees out of the office.
Career planning is a tough business in a noisy world. This is why mentors exist. They bring your potential into focus from the perspective of somebody who has already made the journey. But sometimes you don’t need a mentor to find your way. Sometimes a sentence or two from someone you respect is all you need. You just need a push in the direction you know you already know you need to take.
You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired. Sadly, such monumental events don’t happen very often. The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do to improve both your productivity and your happiness if you feel stuck at your desk all day.
Rapid technological development has undoubtedly changed the modern industrial world. Digitalization is an essential part of the way to the future, including the future of jobs. It will change the way we live and the way we work by introducing us to smarter solutions. The fastest growing industries will revolve around innovations such as autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, and artificial intelligence making our lives easier every day.
Labor Day was, and is, our government’s way of saying “Thank You” to the people who keep the economy running, the laborers and employees who do the actual work. Many of us enjoy the extended weekend at the beginning of September while still receiving pay for the holiday. But the idea of thanking employees for their efforts, through perks, bonuses, and awards has a far greater impact on business success than this one weekend a year. In fact, such strategic recognition helps employees feel appreciated, remain engaged, become invested in the company’s goals.
Because of the current pandemic, many of us have made a rather quick transition to remote working. But there are still many unanswered questions. Will this be a passing trend? Or will we continue to depend on home offices in the future? Is the traditional office really going to become obsolete?