When the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns drove businesses into remote work mode, there were two common reactions among office workers: Those ingrained with the 9-to-5 in-office mentality cried, “Oh, no! It's the end of my job as I know it.” Meanwhile, those who had worked remotely either full-time or occasionally for a couple decades said, “So, what's the big deal?”
Actually, there was a third group. They are called the IT group. They not only were tasked with the challenge of building out and supporting a work-from-home infrastructure, but they had to do it while working from home themselves.
In retrospect, most people would agree that IT did a pretty good job of it.
Now, with offices repopulated, some element of remote work is here to stay for office workers and the IT professionals who support them. This Quick Study features some of the many InformationWeek articles dealing with remote work, including the benefits, challenges, and logistics, as well as what it all means to the IT professionals themselves.
Managing in a Remote Team
5 Things Every Remote Leader Should Do
With years of experience as a remote worker and a remote manager, an executive shares her advice to others taking on the role of remote manager. It's a challenge that most managers haven't faced.
More Remote Work Leads to More Employee Surveillance
Looking to ensure remote worker productivity, organizations are turning to AI and surveillance technology. But 10% of workers are expected to try to subvert those efforts.
Remote Work Tops SF, NYC for Most High-Paying Job Openings
The city with the largest number of high-paying job openings is no longer a city. It's remote work. And the trend is here to stay.
Remote Reshapes the Future of Work
CIOs will focus on enabling richer remote work experiences in 2021, and virtual offices could be a part of that picture.
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