The concept of workplace, connectivity, and availability for work anywhere has grown in the Covid-19 quarantine as a solution for business continuity. What was the sporadic practice in some companies, became routine for thousands of employees. Today, in Canada and in several other countries, the market considers that this model of work is here to stay.
According to Luan Prado, from Populos, specializing in End User Computing, Infrastructure and Cloud solutions, companies are resilient to uncertainty but do not want inconveniences caused by the transition in the way they work. “The model of work in the future will be hybrid: part in the office, part remote”, ventures the businessman.
Prado shows that the current situation has changed the real estate sector, also opening space for coworkings, a modality that offers greater structure and work flexibility, when compared to other traditional solutions. “Reoccupying large spaces is a time-consuming move and preparing an area to receive large amounts of stalls, equipment and materials is a complex task”, he says. “The perception of productivity for companies has also changed: the home office, considered a benefit before the pandemic, has become a routine and still allows the employee to save time in commuting – in addition to reducing costs with transportation and car insurance -, increasing their productivity and satisfaction “, he adds.
The executive points out that, in addition to providing access to documents and applications necessary for employees to operate remotely, company systems need to ensure employee safety and experience. According to Prado, vertical markets such as Health, Retail and Insurance, value the experience of the consumer and the employee more than safety, due to the proximity to the final consumer. Finance, on the other hand, prioritizes the security of sensitive or confidential information.
In this scenario, today, the main challenge for companies is the transformation of their internal culture, in the migration to homeoffice and in the implementation of appropriate metrics for managing goals and people at a distance. “In addition, the employee’s perception of their own work has changed, since the line between personal and professional life is increasingly blurred.” The tendency is not to make this distinction anymore: we are also what we work for, not ‘entities’ separate “, reflects.