I’ve worked remotely for many years, long before the Covid-19 pandemic. I’ve led teams, collaborated, and communicated with worldwide clients, successfully, in a remote capacity. I’ve been a vocal proponent for the idea that most every job, with some exceptions, can be done in this manner. Yet, companies have been slow in their adoption of this notion.
The technology is there and there is no doubt that for businesses that don’t require street traffic or in-house visits there is an immense amount of cost savings – from desks and laptops to office space. For those that do visit clients or vendors, it would be more cost-efficient to send the key employees for a visit than to rent a space.