The Covid-19 crisis has changed the way businesses and employees work. Now, companies and employees are increasingly adopting a remote work model. For many, this means entering embarking on a freelance career. Ditching the 9-5 grind and starting something on your own can seem daunting. The rewards, however, often outweigh the struggle. It’s not only about satisfaction, working for yourself can mean more money, more flexibility, and greater sense of purpose.
As the global Coronavirus pandemic surges and offices remain closed, many employees continue to work remotely. That can be a big adjustment for those who are not used to it. Some might find themselves bored and lonely. Others might notice their productivity dropping because they’re not in an office setting. It’s important, therefore, to begin adapting for remote work success. Not just because the pandemic isn’t going anywhere soon, but because even when it’s over this may be the new normal.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, few industries remain unscathed. Virtual meetings have become an essential part of how modern businesses maintain productivity and continuity. They’re an easy, cost-effective way to align multiple offices, keep remote employees engaged, and work with clients and vendors. While virtual meetings have likely been a part of your daily work routine for some time now, it’s still easy to fall victim to some major meeting faux pas. Virtual meeting etiquette is a whole new ball game compared to in-person meetings, as many folks are learning the hard way.
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.
Do you ever look back at the beginning of 2020 and think… Wow, that was a long time ago? It certainly seems that way. Everything changes all the time, but this year has marked a period of unprecedented change and we really didn’t have any choice in the matter. The COVID pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, the way we do business, and the way we work. It’s even changed the way we look for a job. If you haven’t had to find a new job since before 2020, there are some things you should know about the job search today and how it compares to just 10 months ago.
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?