Hi there, Remote Work Tribe, and welcome back from the long weekend! After taking some time off, we’re here for another Weekly Roundup. This week, we’re bringing you something else to celebrate — news that remote work is gaining momentum!
Of course, the pandemic essentially forced a ton of businesses to go remote throughout 2020. Fast-forward to today, and the same employees who made the initial switch to remote work aren’t too fond of going back to office life as they knew it. Now, their employers might be paying the price.
If this scenario feels familiar, it’s likely because a ton of remote workers saw it coming from a mile away. The general consensus is that remote work is just fine for productivity — if not more so — and employees would much rather work from home than commit to a commute.
Remote Work Gaining Momentum in 2021
As you can see by the above tweet, the cause of remote work gaining momentum is largely dependent on the subsequent switch back to the office. However, for dispersed teams to continue gaining momentum, businesses must rely on more than just a remote work policy.
Managing remote staff requires you to be a better manager. Managing by outcomes, effective engagement and agreeing work quality. This is harder than walking pass someones desk and seeing that they are occupying a chair. As leaders we need to step up and be better.— Amy Freeman (@Duffnet1970s) July 4, 2021
Amy hits the nail on the head by highlighting management as a key part of remote work gaining momentum. Without the “desk watch” some managers are accustomed to, a proper transition to remote work will be fueled by managers who can understand the intricacies of dispersed teams.
What do you think, Remote Work Tribe (especially our friends in recruiting!), is remote work finally gaining momentum? Check out the tweets below to see if other remote workers agree!
The Tribe’s Weekly Vibes
1. This push for a 4-day work week.
2. This hilarious thread of personal inner monologues.
3. This not-so-triggering LinkedIn trigger.
4. This all-too-relatable moment we’ve all had with a family member or friend.
5. This lesson in authenticity — way to stay true to childhood you!
6. This thread of lessons from one of the world’s biggest CEOs.
7. This LOL-worthy post poking fun at acronyms (how many do we REALLY need?!).
8. This display of remote work growth.
9. This glance at what patriotism looks like for the 1%.
10. This sad but true POV.
11. This blatant truth.
12. This inspiring thread.
What do you think deserves more buzz from the remote work community? Tag us over on Instagram, @TheRemoteWorkTribe, or on Twitter, @RemoteWorkTribe, for a chance to be featured on our next weekly thread!