The Pandemic forced many businesses to set up teleworking and while people are returning to the office due to vaccinations and new protocols for safety, many businesses are sticking with teleworking.
There are two reasons that businesses are choosing teleworking.
First off, it allows a business to lease less square footage of commercial space. So while businesses may want to get their employees back into the office while they have all this empty space they are currently paying for, as leases come up in the future, we may start to see more teleworking and smaller commercial workspaces.
The second reason is that people saw the advantages of teleworking; no commute, more time with family and less risk of getting sick from fellow colleagues. If the worker can prove they can do the job well from home, employers are more prone to let them stay home either 100% of the time or most of the week. While teleworking had many challenges, it also proved to have a positive impact on society.
Just look at a recruitment site and you will see more virtual jobs being offered than ever before. Businesses have invested in hardware & software to manage employees virtually and want to continue to use this investment, so new positions are being examined closely now as to whether they will be an in-office job or a virtual job.
One thing is for certain, businesses & even more importantly, workers will need to ensure their home’s network infrastructure is designed for telework, since it is here to stay.