There has been a significant evolution in the global workforce throughout the decades. Time and again, we have seen an incredible transformation take place that has had the power and the potential to entirely revolutionise the way that we approach the workforce and our own careers. Understanding the workforce today is very much intrinsically linked to understanding the workforce up until this point. And this is very much expected to be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of progress and the pursuit of longevity and success in careers.
In recent years especially, the world has seen different ways of going about every aspect of life as we know it. It has been a time of immense transformation. And it continues to be that even (and especially) now. We have become far more accustomed to – and even reliant on – prioritising convenience and efficiency in every aspect of our lives. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that in our careers, this has become more of a sticking point as time has gone on.
Remote work is first introduced
Enter remote work. Since the outbreak of COVID, companies – and even entire industries – have realised that the right person for the job is not necessarily also the very same person who is conveniently geographically in the head office’s local area. So, the course of introducing and working towards incorporating a more remote-friendly company culture has become more important and more highly utilised across the board and around the globe. Diversification is the aim of the game today. And businesses of all natures, shapes, and sizes around the globe are rising to the occasion and stepping up to the plate.
The remote workforce today
While it is true that remote work is not for everyone, there has also been a steady rise in the last year or two in the sheer number of individuals around the globe that have had a taste of the remote workplace style (many of which were given no choice as the events of the last year and a half cast eerie imbalances in all aspects of life, including of course, how we work). Today, those that want to pursue the remote work lifestyle have more opportunities and more capabilities to do so. And this is very much expected to be just the start.
What can be expected in the coming years
In so many ways, the remote workforce is definitely continuing to expand and evolve tenfold. From innovations like remote workers time tracking to the simple recognition that working remotely provides more opportunity (under the right circumstances and for the right individuals, that is) to pursue and successfully achieve work/life balance like never before. In the coming years, the remote work framework is going to actively and consistently continue to expand and evolve, further proving its value and creating a future workforce that is going to be more inclusive, more diverse, more flexible, and more balanced in every way.