Tag: Remote Work

Future of Virtual Workspaces Must Transcend Zoom and VR Headsets

Over the course of the pandemic, much of our work shifted from physical spaces to video meeting software. While work-from-home policies alleviated the dangers of COVID transmission (for some), what many managers didn’t foresee was that productivity improved for 77% of employees, with staffers adding an equivalent of one extra day’s work to each week. […]

The Corporate Pushback to Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic was a major shock to the globe in so many ways, like the millions of deaths and hundreds of millions of infections, supply chain shocks, new and large-scale government health and safety regulations, and massive spending on vaccine research and social safety nets. While these impacts have been subsiding as the pandemic […]

Top Cities for Remote Work in the US

A few years ago, companies were often evaluated by employees and potential employees based on the attractiveness of the workplace. Silicon Valley tech company campuses often scored high on such measures with extensive perks like vast green spaces, fun leisure activities and employer-provided childcare. Today, though, as millions of workers now find themselves in indefinite […]

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Remote Work Is Beneficial for Both Working Parents and Employers— Here’s How Companies Can Implement a Win-Win Remote Work Environment

Working parents, specifically working moms, are leaving their jobs at an astounding rate to take care of their families. And while the United States faces a 33-year low in female workforce participation today, this is not just a women’s issue; it’s an economic issue impacting every sector and industry. Businesses are losing $13 billion a […]

Emerging Insights on Hybrid Work

The COVID-19 pandemic forced companies around the globe to embrace remote work. For most, the results were far better than feared, and the majority of employees tended to prefer the arrangement, as well. Still, now that the impetus for remote work has subsided, there’s little need to maintain the remote work paradigm. Many companies are […]

Tips on Tallying Up State Tax, Withholding Consequences of Remote Work

One of the most sweeping economic changes arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the shift from in-person to remote working. Although many employees have returned to working on location again, factors indicate the labor market has evolved to accommodate remote workers more permanently. With the shift comes state tax and other employment […]

Rituals: The Missing Link in the Hybrid Workplace

Remote. Hybrid. No matter how your team is working, there’s something missing: connection. As humans, we thrive on interactions. At work, even more so. COVID forced us apart, and now, workers are craving connection, meaning, and purpose more than ever. Without those, staff become disengaged, unmotivated, and ultimately leave to find them elsewhere.  Given that […]

The Continuing Zoom Experience

The widespread shift to remote work has been a blessing for millions of wardrobe-conscious workers. Instead of worrying whether colleagues will notice an outfit worn twice in the same week, most virtual meeting attendees can get by as long as they have a not-too-wrinkled dress shirt laying nearby. But even though virtual meetings don’t require […]

Disability Accommodations in Post-Pandemic Work-from-Home World

In years past, employees who requested remote working arrangements were often met with strong resistance from managers, who viewed such requests as excuses to shirk responsibilities. Holding firm to a “face time” mentality, many members of management believed employees simply couldn’t be efficient and focused if they routinely worked from home. Then, of course, the […]

Work from Phone: An Office in the Palm of Our Hands

The ideal work environment is mobile—not just on-the-go, work-from-anywhere mobile but also via mobile devices. According to a recent survey of over 1,200 U.S. adults, more than 1 in 5 would like to perform all work from their phone in the future. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans never want to go back to an office again. This tracks […]