The End Of The Traditional Workday
Thinking of Hiring a Virtual Assistant?
The good news is that the world of employment is undergoing significant transformations.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is a direct result of your increased hours.
The landscape of work is undergoing a gradual transformation at the moment, which will likely continue in the near future. We are seeing a disruption to the work-life balance as well as the creeping death of the typical 9 to 5 employment since we live in a world that is always shifting and is reliant on technological advancement. The rise in the number of jobs that can be done from home is the development that is throwing off the equilibrium.
Employees are now migrating away from the typical office space and are being given more flexibility and choice in their work. In addition, traditional office space is being phased out entirely. Companies are adjusting to the change by giving their workers more levels of autonomy in their work lives. It is no longer necessary to have employees located next to one another in a single office space. This is particularly true in light of the proliferation of co-working spaces, as well as the capacity to remain continuously linked and have our emails readily available.
By adapting to the growing trend of remote work, employers may increase the likelihood that they will keep their current personnel. The amount of confidence that is put in employees who work from home allows them extra flexibility and independence to make their own choices, and workers are more productive at home since there are fewer distractions to compete with them. Workers who are given a sense of autonomy in their work environment report having a greater sense of empowerment in their position than if they were assigned the same desk each day. The good effects of employees working remotely in co-working spaces are further enhanced by the provision of opportunities for them to collaborate with members of other companies or organizations, some of whom they may not otherwise have the chance to work with.
In many companies, flexible work schedules and programs that allow employees to perform some or all of their duties from the comfort of their own homes are already standard practice. However, some managers are going one step further by empowering their employees to perform all of their work from a remote location. It was initially start-up companies that pioneered this tendency because of their extreme sensitivity to cash flow issues and their inability to adequately pay the expenditures associated with housing staff members. The convenience of outsourcing for small companies contributes to this phenomenon since, not only do these enterprises not have to provide housing for their employees, but they also have access to the resources they need without having to hire someone for a full-time position.
When employees are faced with additional office pressures, such as office politics, impromptu team meetings, additional delegated tasks that are assigned to the first person in sight, scheduled (and often reduced) lunch breaks, and so on, it can be difficult for employees to be productive. Because of this, working remotely can enable greater productivity. An employee’s ability to maintain a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives may be jeopardized by the culture of their workplace.
The growing popularity of working from home, on the other hand, may have some unintended consequences. The traditional safe haven of the 9-5 office setting has kept work limited to these defined hours. However, the trend toward remote working means that workers very frequently surpass the workday hours, and the death of the 9-5 job becomes more of a thing of the past.
Employees who have the option to work remotely have the flexibility to pick whatever organization they want to contribute their labor to and do it from any location on the globe. This also implies that people who have small children may plan their daycare responsibilities around their employment, contributing to the changeover in hours from a 9 to 5 working day. Working from home eliminates the need to go to an office and pay for child care, which results in monetary advantages that exceed the need for having a private office space.
Because of the growing popularity of working from home, the virtual assistant industry has seen explosive growth in recent years. In the Philippines, around 13.9% of all workers are now employed in telecommuting positions. The trend toward working remotely has gained momentum as a result of the increasing number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are turning to virtual assistants as a solution to fill the skills gap in their organizations. Are you going to be one of the people that joins in on the trend of working remotely?