The recent outbreak of the Corona pandemic has made us all think. Are there alternative modes of work than be equally effective while keeping the health and safety of the workforce on priority. That seems to be the case now.
Corona has crippled the globe. Almost all the major economic contributors have been affected. People are advised to stay indoors and we don’t know till when. That means offices are being closed and businesses being stopped. But that’s not how the world will thrive? We humans have to work in order to grow. Corona has forced us to consider the options for being productive.
Is Remote Working The Solution?
It seems to be the case, if productive labor cannot come to the office then the only solution is shifting the work to home. However, this will only work the management level workers and those engaged in the services sector that can deliver their work remotely. For example, the IT and ITeS sector can shift their entire workload in the remote working environment. So, thanks to the internet their productivity will not be hampered much. Coming to the production segment of the economy where human labor and machinery have to go hand in hand in order to be productive. Can we pull off a productive one using remote working here too? Well, if the planning is right then yes, partially that can be done too. However, it would be best for the production of centric companies to create sanitization protocols and monitor their labor force for any signs of infection.
How Remote Working Can Help?
Remote working is the light we all need in these bad times. We know that social distancing is necessary and remote working is the only way where social distancing and productivity can go hand in hand. Also, your staff can work with a free mind in this setting. They won’t be worried about catching an infection while commuting to work. It has also be seen by companies that remote working enhances worker productivity.
We hope that the Covid-19 pandemic ends soon without any major damage. Till then we expect everyone to be safe, responsible and healthy.