Erik Enderson, OpenText: How to Make Working From Home…Work!

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Extract from Erik Enderson; article “How to Make Working From Home…Work!”

The concept of remote or home working isn’t new, but its adoption has been painfully slow. In 2019, less than 3% of American’s – about 4.7 million people – worked remotely. In 2015, it was 3.9 million. This represents an annual increase below 0.5%. Glacial-pace – right! The COVID-19 crisis has changed everything. Within a few short weeks, tens of millions of employees in organizations large and small suddenly became remote workers, leading Time Magazine to label it ‘the world’s largest work-from-home experiment’.

Discovering the benefits of remote working
You might expect this mass-migration to remote working to impact an organization’s productivity – but this is not something we experienced at OpenText™. And having spoken with a number of former colleagues at various companies across the globe, it seems that productively loss is not something to worry about as remote working becomes a new normal. It turns out that if you empower your staff and give them the tools they need to be productive, they are more committed, driven, and resilient than ever.

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