According to a recent study by Morgan Stanley, which was published in The Guardian, only 34% of UK workers have got back to the office, while many other businesses have publicly stated that they will extend the option of WFH indefinitely. Facebook has said that 50% of its jobs will become remote within 10 years; Twitter has given a choice to WFH henceforth to almost its entire workforce, globally; global law firm Slater and Gordon has given up its London office; fund manager Schroders says staff can continue to work flexibly for an indefinite period, as has the investment bank JP Morgan and legal firm Linklaters.

“How to effectively manage virtual teams?” –

Some principles that one could follow as a leader and team member.

  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Leading Productivity
  • Efficient Mentorship or Coaching Relationship
  • Throwaway Remarks
  • Not to Compare Yourself with your Peers
  • Innovation

Working from home has become a new norm for everyone. As we move away from the traditional working hours at the offices, and the boundary between office and home is increasingly blurring. Due to the pandemic, work that was considered impossible has now moved online, remotely, within a matter of days and weeks across the globe.

A reflection on one’s journey – click here to read more.