3 Considerations for Managing Remote Workforces Beyond the Pandemic

At warp speed, the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 has taught us many lessons.  A key pandemic lesson for businesses across the globe should be the importance of factoring in the effective management of remote workforces in any resiliency planning.  Prior to the Pandemic of 2020, remote work was a growing trend across the globe.  According to the Federal Reserve, in the U.S., the number of individuals working from home has tripled in the last 15 years.  However, according to the most recent census data, less than 6% of Americans worked 100% remote in 2018.  Then . . . 2020 hit, and we all very quickly became acquainted with terms such as “shelter-in-place” and “community spread,” and remote work became the new norm for millions across the country.  With every disruption comes the opportunity to plan for the future of your organization, including how to effectively manage talent in a remote setting.  The following highlights three areas of consideration that can help organizational leaders develop strategic planning around remote workforce management.

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