Some Companies Are Going Remote Forever. What Will Learning Look Like?

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the way many of us go to work has changed drastically over the last several months.

According to an IDG survey released in April, 78% of employees have been working from home more than 60% of the time. That represents a big change; the same study found that most employees worked from home just 16% of the time before COVID-19 shutdown, and although some workplaces are making plans to reopen, it’s likely that this remote state of affairs is going to continue for some time for most non-essential workers.

For many, it may continue indefinitely. Some companies are considering allowing remote work to continue post-pandemic. Research by Brandon Hall Group shows that one third of companies project that more than half of their workforce will be working remotely after the pandemic. Organizations are committing to a remote workforce in other ways; according to a recent story in USA Today, many companies are allowing new hires to work from home permanently, taking advantage of the wider hiring pool that remote work allows.

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