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.
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.
As with the previous pandemics and other major events, such as the Great Depression and World War II, the coronavirus pandemic will profoundly change workplaces and the nature of work itself. In fact, it already has. Many of these changes, especially the massive shift toward remote work are probably here to stay. So, if you’re looking for a job now or in the future, you might want to keep this in mind. But what does a remote job search look like?
The world is changing. As technology improves, we learn to do business in new ways. This fact, coupled with the concerns inherent in the current pandemic, may have forced us to change the way we work with one another sooner than expected. But technology was taking us there anyway. When this pandemic is over, we can’t expect to go back to the way things were. One technological advancement that was embraced in this time of social distancing that is sure to stick around is the proliferation of remote meetings.
It’s safe to say that there are very few companies who predicted they’d be going fully remote in 2020. The widespread response to the COVID-19 global pandemic has meant companies have had to adapt their operations to maintain business continuity. This has involved transitioning employees out of physical offices and into new virtual workspaces in what some have called the remote work experiment. And so far, the experiment has been a success.
Are you new to Zoom meetings or video conference calls? Here’s a checklist of what you need to know to make sure you’re doing it right! While there are a lot of tips for hosting video conference calls, there isn’t much information to help participants. So, that’s why I created this list.