During this pandemic, working remotely has become commonplace for "millions" and the pros and cons of this work practice are being scrutinized more than ever.
Many companies have adapted to remote work quickly and effectively amidst the coronavirus pandemic as an act of necessity and are now starting to discover the potential benefits of the practice with some such as Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, wanting much of this shift to remote work to be permanent.
Remote work allows for increased work-life flexibility and many are discovering the benefits of reducing travel by replacing in-person meetings with virtual ones such as reduced costs and, obviously, commute time. A reduction in commuting not only gives individuals more time in their days but also reduces congestion on roads and the strain on public transport.
Post pandemic, some businesses will continue to provide the option of working from home for more employees than ever before. This will most likely result in an increase in the use of co-working spaces to help people working remotely maintain social interactions at work. We may well also see a rise in part time digital nomads, people enjoying the freedom and enjoyment of travelling to places as remote as Lake Tyrrell in Victoria's North West without having to take time off work. More people will have the opportunity to travel the world, spending half their days working away in their peaceful accommodation and the rest exploring the beautiful places in which they are staying.