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11 Remote Workforce Trends 2022

The Remote Worker is no longer an oddity, nor is it a trend anymore. Remote work is mainstream and this article will outline the top 11 trends we can expect to see in the next 5 years.

  1. Remote Workers Are More Efficient: A recent Gallup poll reports that not only do remote workers get more done but they report high levels of energy and stressed half as often as their onsite colleagues. This type of efficiency allows for increased productivity at less cost which makes Remote work an attractive option across industries.
  2. Technology Advances: The advancement of technology such as Web 2.0 platforms such as Google Docs, Dropbox and Slack which allow for easy collaboration among teams spread across different locations are the new standard for Remote workers. Remote Teams are no longer hampered by technology barriers but instead use tech to help them succeed.
  3. Remote Team Collaboration Tools: New Remote Team Collaboration tools such as Tettra allow for easy team communication, knowledge sharing and organization without the need of an onsite Office Manager or VA.
  4. The Remote Workforce Will Be Savvier Than Ever Before: Advances in Remote Digital Workspaces, Virtual Assistants and Remote Automotive Technology will make it more efficient than ever before to work remotely while maintaining high quality control.
  5. Remote Management Training: As managers get more comfortable with remote workers they will begin to focus training on Remote Workplace best practices and Remote Team Collaboration tools such as Slack. This will ensure the Remote Workforce works together just as efficiently and productively as if they were working in the same office.
  6. Remote Work Will Be Normal: Remote work is no longer an oddity, but a new normal. It has become more common for employees to relocate or change jobs to find companies where they can work remotely part time or full time.
  7. Remote Workers Are Happier: As remote work becomes more common, employees who once had to relocate or commute long hours to work are finding that they not only have better quality of life due to fewer distractions and traffic, but higher levels of happiness and satisfaction with their career.
  8. Tech Leaders Are Remote-first: Tech leaders such as Amazon, Dell and Google are creating Remote Work programs to attract top tech talent. Remote work is no longer limited to the tech industry but has spread into every industry.
  9. Remote Workers Will Be More Mobile: Remote workers will not only be able to work anywhere, but they will also be more mobile working remotely from their car while commuting. This allows for increased productivity while on the road.
  10. Remote Work Is Here to Stay: Remote workers are here to stay because remote teams are more productive than them in office counterparts, happier and less stressed. Remote work will continue to become mainstream allowing employees across all industries to benefit from this model of work. With advances in technology businesses can now franchise themselves around the world regardless of their physical location.
  11. Remote Workforce Training: Just as it is important for managers to have training in managing virtual teams, Remote Workers will need training on how to be successful Remote Workers. Remote workers rely heavily on effective Communication Skills which makes Remote Work a great career path for those pursuing a Career in Communications.

With the rise of Remote Working becoming mainstream, there are more opportunities than ever before to work from home or office anywhere in the world.

Alma Reed is an author and researcher dedicated to enhancing productivity. He is deeply interested in areas like time management, increasing productivity, and fostering healthy routines. Through his writing, he aims to assist people in boosting their job performance and attaining an ideal balance between work and life.

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