Will Coronavirus boost the adoption of remote work?

The recent pandemic Covid 19 made some significant change in the industrial working patterns. The behavior of social distancing and the safety measures insisted the world go under lockdown. When the business units were shut down, the worker needs to work from home.

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The initiative of huge companies such as Google first privileged their employees to work from home. The cost of small setup at home is also a fact that is pushing companies to think of continuing with the work from home culture. Remote working is there to stay. Coronavirus pandemic is being considered a great game-changer, where people shifted their workplace, moved out of the station, devised online mediums to provide the services.

Coronavirus is making the employees comfortable for work from home in custom software development companies, where this remote working culture is already a part of working culture for some startups. Making the work simpler, an organization may place different teams across different geographies or can start doing the work completed on the remote.

The cost of set up is a very minute factor, which compels the companies to work remotely. Alongside this, there are many huge reasons, which make remote work more prevalent.

Vast pool of talent

The core advantage, which comes with the remote working, is that the companies are not limited to the geographies, especially for software development services. Instead, they can tap into the best talent of the industry. Regardless of the location, the human resource department can work over making the company center of excellence. When you approach the talent in a distributed manner, you can allow organizations to leverage the best-in-class ecosystem.

For example, the shortage of ML (Machine Learning) programmers in the San Francisco Bay Area shifted the focus over Toronto and Montreal. The remote teams also increase the diversity in the team. According to the research by an industry association, the companies working on remote have a high percentage of female leaders. Around 28 percent of the remote companies have female founders or CEO. The skills prevailing and excelling in one part of the world are not necessarily available to the other part of the world. The study attributes to the factor including flexibility, balance, multiple responsibilities, and the punctuality of work.

Low cost of work

Cost is the most significant factor in affecting the industry IT solution and startup’s decision. Early-stage ventures are more focused on finding the perfect fit between a good product and the prolific market. This requires the existing human resource to tap onto new skills. The local infrastructure for training increases cost whereas the remote model lets them run on the go.

The largest cost for web application development lies in the cost of hiring resources, training them, and keeping them updated with the latest turns of an industry. Hiring the skilled resources for a particular project helps in reducing the cost. Lower salary gives more space for the innovators to think, which also increases the probability of success in finding sustainability.

As the salary directly affects the company performance and the revenue, the companies with remote working model get the data-driven benefits such as saved time in commutation, better work and life balance and satisfied employees.

Global strength

Businesses adopting remote working model also adapt to work with the different geographies. It forces companies to manage the better communication between geographies, build trust over a distant colleague, and foster inter-cultural bonding across the team. SaaS development services are a great part of their remote working culture.

No setup no cost. Expanding your business globally demands a great skill for building trust and the remote working model does the same work for you. Staying in Silicon Valley may have some benefits, but it is not the only way to upbeat the crowded innovation market. Targeting different markets across the world gives a strategic advantage.

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When a company adopts the remote working model, it works preemptively over the glitches. The companies tend to react fast over the breakdown in communication and the lack of collaboration. The remote working architecture does not disavow the direct connectivity; rather, these firms structure the interaction with regular retreats, weekly video conferences, integrated digital communication, and live interactions.

Challenges

There are also a few difficulties while building distributed teams. Hiring the team need to be handled differently for ensuring that the talent must be on the top of priority. Also, the team must be comfortable working from home. Companies demand the employees develop the diligence to work from remote sometimes for the larger time stretches. Also, the companies do more for incentivizing the remote work. For the companies, where the employees are distributed all over the world, the different working hours are arranged with a short time loop in common for better communication. In return, employees get the advantage to work from their own comfort.

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Tarun Nagar is the Founder & CEO of Dev Technosys, a global ranking Web and Mobile App Development Company

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