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Work from Everywhere:How Remote Work is Redefining the Office

Remote Work is here to stay

Americans who did some or all of their work from home:

Source: Gallup State of the American Workplace
39%
43%
  • Working from home appeals to people across the globe:

  • Workers believe they don’t need to be in an office to be productive:

  • People would enjoy work more if they were allowed to work remotely:

Companies that offer remote work benefits and provide some form of telecommuting benefit:

Source: SHRM
20%
60%

of employees look for flexibility in new roles.

The finance, insurance, and real estate industries experienced the greatest surge in time spent working remotely, followed by the transportation, manufacturing or construction, and retail industries.

Source: Gallup State of the American Workplace

The changing workplace
ditching the desk

While remote work is on the rise, studies have found that the most highly engaged employees strike a balance between working remotely and working in the office:

Source:
Breaking Barriers 2020

of employees look for flexibility in new roles.

As the office of the future evolves to meet the needs of the new workforce,
this means the traditional “desk”, and what can be found on it, are changing.

70%

of US companies have some type of open floor plan.

Source: International Facility Management Association
  • of workers use smartphones daily.

  • of the App Generation (ages 15-18) want to be able to use the latest technology at work.

  • of the App Generation and half of Millennials feel that their smartphone and laptop are essential to getting their job done.

    nearly

Traditional desk, desk today, and the “not-desk” of the future.

Yesterday’s desk
Today’s desk
Tomorrow’s desk
Yesterday’s desk
desktop computer
desktop computer
calendar/diary
calendar/diary
desk phone
desk phone
rolodex
rolodex
stapler
stapler
in-tray
in-tray
memos
memos
note pad & pens
note pad & pens
dictaphone
dictaphone
calculator
calculator
floppy disk
floppy disk
Today’s desk
usb stick
usb stick
desktop computer
desktop computer
webcam
webcam
speaker phone
speaker phone
desk phone
desk phone
sticky notes
sticky notes
laptop
laptop
mobile phone charge
mobile phone charge
Tomorrow’s desk
laptop
laptop
headset
headset
charging pad
charging pad
smartphone
smartphone

embrace the #fuzelife

The workplace is changing, and with this, we need to change the way we communicate. With the right technology, the world can be your office, but there are a few critical steps.

1 Focus on communication

With remote work, employees and managers should dedicate the time to maintain communication with their teams. In fact, more communication is often needed when working remotely to ensure all team members are on the same page and processes run smoothly.

2 Invest in the right tools

To help employees communicate effectively, companies need to make investments in the right technology solutions that unify how employees connect – whether it be voice, messaging, video, or content sharing.

3 Strike a balance

While remote work can provide greater work-life balance and improve efficiency, it’s important to keep these employees engaged and balance face-time with offsite hours.

4 Foster a culture of remote work

A successful remote workforce requires a company to embrace the culture of remote work. From encouraging employees to take advantage of flexible work arrangements to enabling employees with the right communications tools to adopting remote work practices, companies can create a culture that improves efficiency and productivity in their organization.