COVID-19 is forcing businesses to digitally transform how they operate. From enabling teams to work remotely to training employees, technology has never been more critical.
Many have begun to take seriously the idea that this pandemic will kickstart a remote work revolution. Few, however, have fully dissected what that revolution would truly mean to employees and to leaders.
Tulip is just one of several companies offering new benefits to staff working from home due to the pandemic. Shopify offered its workers $1,000 to purchase office supplies, furniture and equipment while Google employees also received $1,000 for setting up or enhancing a home office.
The juxtaposition of the pre-COVID work environment and the emerging new work economy, have left many scrambling to adapt their leadership style to the “Future of Work” which arrived sooner than anyone could have predicted.
The federal government is taking a close look at the amount of office space it will need in the coming years as it considers how some of Canada's hundreds of thousands of federal public servants could end up working from home permanently.