How we’ve redefined business as usual in the post-pandemic era, and what learnings we’re taking into 2023.
For many of us, it seems like this year has flown by, bringing exciting challenges, goals met and exceeded, and even new ways to solve problems for clients and partners. However, we still have several weeks left in the year and while it is easy to look ahead to 2023, there is still time left to make sure that 2022 ends in a positive fashion.
What’s more, the previous two years have brought about massive amounts of change in the way that we work, with the growth of the cloud, new solutions and new ways of selling them being brought to the forefront, and perhaps most importantly, the more permanent shift to remote and hybrid workforces.
The beginning of the remote work era
There’s no denying that the way we work, live, and even interact with each other has changed dramatically since 2020, and while we’re never going back to the old way of doing business, the pandemic did usher in a new era with plenty of positive aspects for organizations and their employees alike.
While many organizations have brought workers back to the office or back on-site, there is mounting evidence that remote work is now a permanent fixture of our workforce and that we will likely never go back to the way things were prior to the pandemic.
So, what does business look like in a post-pandemic world?
The numbers don’t lie. For example, in 2022, 26%of U.S. employees report working remotely and 16%of U.S. employees are fully remote.
What’s more, 36.2 million American employees are expected to be working remotely by 2025.
Perhaps most importantly, 40%of workers say they have been more productive while working at home during the past two years, as opposed to being on-site or in the office.
Another important statistic to note is that now that employees understand that remote work is a possibility, they want to keep doing it. According to a recent Gallup report, six out of 10 remote employees are “extremely likely to change companies” if not offered remote flexibility.
It’s safe to assume that the world has changed forever, at least regarding where and how we work, and that’s a positive thing! In fact, people who work remotely might be even more productive than those who work from homereporting47% more productivity and accomplish least some work one more per week than those who work on-site.
In addition, remote work may be better for the environment, since it reduces the need for commutes and associated energy usage and emissions.
2023: The year of Work3
It might be safe to say that in 2023, we’ve fully entered the remote work era, or as we like to call it, Work3.
Even if your organization isn’t going all-in on remote work yet, there’s an important statistic to keep in mind. Now that employees understand that remote work is a possibility, they want to keep doing it.
According to a recentGallup report, six out of 10 remote employees are “extremely likely to change companies” if not offered remote flexibility. It goes to follow that your clientele will want to ensure they offer fully functional remote work capabilities in order to attract and retain the best talent in their industries.
How technology has powered the workplace transformation
Work3 and remote work in general couldn’t exist without the technology that powers remote work and many other tools that we all use to collaborate, be productive, and generally accomplish our goals.
The desire and demand for remote work leads directly to a growing demand for the technologies that power remote work. This includes everything from collaboration tools and applications to virtualization solutions that can deliver complete desktops or digital workspaces that emulate the on-site or in-office experience. It also may include solutions that enable migration to the cloud or otherwise better utilize cloud storage and cloud computing than what may have been in place previously.
Using the power of the cloud is not always a component of developing a remote-friendly IT infrastructure, it is a global trend with enterprises spending $178 billion on cloud infrastructure in 2022. It goes to follow that solutions that utilize cloud computing or enable businesses to better take advantage of the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and other advantages of the cloud are on the rise.
Now that we have all had some time to adjust to the brave new world of remote and hybrid work, there is time for companies to further explore their options and refine their technology stacks to best fit their needs and goals.
How we are empowering Work3 in 2023
Remote work is especially dependent on technology, so having the right solutions and tools in place is more essential than ever as we enter this new world of productivity that flexes to fit the worker’s life, talents, and needs.
Our technology solutions enable and enhance remote work capabilities for their organizations as we move into this exciting era. Some examples of the ways that the Alludo brands help to solve 2023’s challenges include:
- Problem solving in a rapidly changing world with 24/7 customer support, regular updates that keep our technologies on the cutting edge, and training programs and resources for clients.
- Security that protects your data, whenever it is located and however you are sharing it.
- Collaboration tools that enable creativity, ideation, and sharing in the office, from a remote location, or while users are on the go.
- Ease of implementation and management ensure consistent accessibility and flexibility for users anywhere, any time, and using the device(s) of their choice.
- Cost-effectiveness and simplicity provided by all-inclusive single license models and similar cost structures.
2022 has been a transformative year for Alludo and we’re ready and excited to help our clients take on the challenges of the next year and beyond.