- General Strategy
This is the first of a five-series on the key realities of remote work imposed on us by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pillar #1: Remote working is successful.
Remote work is not new; it's just new to more people than ever before. Approximately 40% of the US workforce are office workers, but only about 7% of those workers had remote work as a benefit or perk prior to the pandemic.
Tech companies have allowed it for years.
My first experience with working remotely came on a 1995 trip to South America for Microsoft. I successfully avoided frying my laptop with step-down transformer that converted 240 volts to 120 volts. Then there were the telephone adapters to connect, and trying to use a modem over a hotel land line. Being able to work remotely is so much easier now than in those early days.