April 01, 2020
How To Economically Address The Work From Home Reality
As more states mandate that people stay home for all but their essential needs, offices around the country will finally have to confront their squeamishness about remote work.
For some offices, those reservations may be institutional. Managers who believe employees are more productive at the office are now testing that hypothesis at scale, or will soon have to, and companies that value their office culture will have to try replicating it virtually. Along the way, they may find that remote work isn’t as detrimental as they thought.
But there’s also a more mundane reason that working from home could become a lasting option for office workers: Companies are finally investing in the technology they’ve always needed to make remote work possible. Investments that might’ve seemed superfluous before have now become necessary to keep their businesses running.
For those that have been following mobilityView or those that have had the opportunity to meet with us; we have been saying for years that the CoIT trend is helping to fundamentally change how things (IT assets) have been historically done and where things have been historically done (work from home).
You’ll see our commentary dating from 2018 here : https://www.mobilityview.com/media/related-links/workplace-2020
You’ll also see we called out how the gig economy was growing many years ago (part of the same trend) :
Canada : https://www.mobilityview.com/media/related-links/canadas-gig-economy-growing-at-a-phenomenal-rate-bmo Global : https://www.mobilityview.com/media/related-links/the-gig-economy-is-coming-for-your-office-job-heres-how-it-works-for-companies-doing-it-already
The cold hard reality is that how and where work is going to be performed will fundamentally and permanently change as a result of the pandemic.
We predict that the amount of commercial space that will be required from businesses will be a fraction of what it is today.
The pandemic will show business owners and CEOs the value of work from home and how it dovetails into flexible work, and how it can significantly improve the bottom line and employee engagement.
We fundamentally believe that the future of work will mean employers will now ask of their employees (blue collarization of white collar jobs) to :
1) Bring Your Own Device (Smartphone)
2) Bring Your Own Plan (Monthly Smartphone Service Plan)
3) Bring Your Own PC
4) Bring Your Own Printer
5) Bring Your Own Internet
6) Bring Your Own Office
How will an employer reimburse?
See : https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6645291179699167233/Back