According to Upwork latest “Future of Workforce Pulse Report” released on Tuesday, one in four Americans will be working remotely in 2021 and by 2025, 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely.
This is a huge 87% rise from the pre-pandemic world.
All businesses are adapting to this new standard, and even small business employers are feeling relaxed and up to the speed and procedures of their staff working from home. A lot is attributed to a wide range of on-demand video calling apps and systems, such as the Facebook workforce, that provide amazing communication resources and get everyone up to their daily day-to-day tasks, thereby optimizing the productivity of the organization.
Microsoft closed all of its shops in 2021, noting a major change in customer preferences in shopping online.
“Our research shows the long-lasting impact that remote work and Covid-19 are likely to have on how hiring managers think about their organizations,” says Upwork chief economist, Adam Ozimek. “As businesses adapt and learn from this remote work experiment, many are altering their long-term plans to accommodate this way of working.”
According to Ozimek, only 5% of businesses protested about remote work alleging hardships in handling workers.
This modern standard working of him and his universal recognition is a massive learning curve for small companies all over the world. It is only expected to rise higher in the coming years. Companies need to find the right technologies that best fit their corporate structure and enhances performance.
A rise in Freelancing:
Work at home also offers flexibility to workers. They will even work for themselves in their free time. Most Americans have opted for freelancing in 2021, and the list will only grow in the coming years.
“Now that employers are more comfortable with remote work they are more adapt to tap freelancers to fill talent gaps,” Ozimek said. “Companies in many sectors are facing fast-moving challenges in this digital economy and they have to scale quickly in a way they may have not done before. That’s where hiring freelance talent comes in”