Before 2020, the words “remote work” called to mind the image of a freelancer toiling away at home in her pajamas. A virtual environment was considered best suited for independent workers, not large companies.
The pandemic changed all that. Suddenly, we all were working from home. Has it been disruptive? Absolutely, especially for companies that never envisioned a remote workforce.
Is it permanent? Maybe. My take is that as things return to “normal” and workers slowly return to the office, we’ll keep the best parts of working remotely.
Fortunately, we’ve got some experience in this area. Purcell Communications has been a virtual company for more than 15 years, and our team members are scattered across the country. We have found that with the right planning and resources, remote work can be efficient and effective.
So which parts of remote work should you keep moving forward? Check out our new paper: 4 Lessons Learned from a Year of Virtual Work. We’ll share some of the lessons our clients and others in our network have learned this year, as well as our thoughts on which virtual processes to incorporate into your day-to-day operations.