This Is What Remote Work Resorts Might Look Like
Remote work resorts will complement the future of work, prevent the next epidemic, and assist in avoiding the corporate crime of the century
Over the past 18 months, there has been a mass migration of employees from office-based work to remote environments. This exit, forced by a global pandemic, wasn’t so much a choice. What comes next will be.
Workers plan to continue practicing professional distancing or submit resignations, as the 25 days per year gained from eliminating their daily commute will not be returned without a fight.
In I’d Rather Quit My Job Than Return to the Office, a Medium author writes, “Once you factor in the loss of mornings to myself, the necessity of wearing pants without an elastic waistband, a two-way public transit commute, empty kitchen small talk through masks, no afternoon naps — the whole thing is about as appetizing as reheated coffee. I’m resisting every step of the way.”
London-based Hays Recruitment Agency released a What Workers Want report, in which 70% of management professionals reported that they will move to a job that offers remote work, and 64% of Generation Y are most likely to move to a job that offers hybrid or remote work. This report echoes worldwide sentiments that highly skilled and experienced people can now demand remote work conditions.
For companies considering a return to the office, losing talent isn’t the only risk being evaluated.
A 2014 study, published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, led by Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom, examined remote workers at a Chinese travel agency and found that they were 13% more efficient than their office-based peers.
Fully distributed organizations gain an economic advantage as well.
Chris Herd, founder of First Base, who has become an authority on remote work, predicts that companies will cut their commercial office space by 50–70% and that spending $10,000-50,000 per worker on office space each year will never happen again. Herd suggests these savings be reinvested into retaining and attracting great people, and believes that remote isn’t the future of work, it’s the future…