Work from Home the new normal !!
|Pic courtesy - Chris Tony|
Never before in my memory have so many people been confined to their homes, and never have we been forced to find overnight solutions for maintaining work or learn ‘normality’. While working from home may now be the ‘new normal’, the speed at which individuals and businesses have had to adapt to this change has left them grappling. Not only do they have to find ways of making sure business continues with the least disruption, but they also need to do it in a safe and secure manner.
The main advantages being saving of office commutation hours, saving on office rent and its maintenance and more importantly the flexibility it gives when you want to work or do something outside your work like looking after your kids, walking your dog or doing a career building course and many others.
But it has its own challenges as well. Difficulty in collaboration, Connectivity issues at homes, Security and Data protection are all some of them. Companies must think of ways to address these aspects to be able to adapt efficiently.
Major Indian IT giants like TCS, Tech Mahindra are all planning to go ahead with this new norm even after the Covid period. This change could also mean other companies adopting remote working more aggressively in the future. So this new norm is going to continue and people will have to adapt to this new way of working !!
We will see a new way of working and collaborating going forward !!