COVID-19 accelerated the move toward flexible work and digital transformation seemingly overnight. Companies had to create a digital workspace for a remote workforce through the use of collaboration tools like Slack, Zoom, MS Teams and Webex.
In the past, working from home (WFH) was seen as a benefit reserved for startup employees or progressive organizations. Now, WFH has become mandatory across many industries in order to save lives. As of April, as many as 62% of employed Americans worked from home during the crisis, according to Gallup. For many companies, the results of working remotely have been better than imagined. It turns out that 80% of people surveyed by McKinsey enjoy working from home, while 41% feel more productive than before, and 28% are just as productive. [Continue reading at Forbes.com.]