Extract from Tomas Suros’ article “COVID-19: Threats Abound: How to Protect Your Remote Workforce”
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the conversation around remote work. Today the challenge is less about gaining flexibility and a competitive edge. Rather, the conversation has moved to social isolation, self-imposed and forced quarantines and sobering questions about business continuity. This is a real challenge in the face of a viral outbreak that is predicted to affect our communities on a level not seen in decades.
If there’s an upside to this unsettling period, it’s that the same cloud that irrevocably changed the way companies do business in recent years will now help them navigate through this pandemic. By enabling remote work in response to this crisis, companies will emerge nimbler, more technologically sound and more productive.