In today’s time, everyone is suffering from the invincible and epidemic Covid-19 virus. The epidemic of Covid-19 has changed the structure of the entire world and is disquieting the whole economic and business functions. Due to this, every commercial sectors’ are very much affected by the impact of Covid-19. For self-protection and safety measures, the entire world has forced quarantine and lockdown situations. In this case, almost all companies have made it mandatory to execute their operations tenuously as safety measures. From the very beginning of lock down, companies started assigning works to their employees on work from home basis. And now it’s been over a month, that almost all of us are working from home enormously with a different excitement and energy level, from the previous nine to five office schedule.
But as days are passing by, questions are striking in our mind that when are we going to reverse the conditions office lockdown? Will ‘work from home’ be the new normal post-Covid-19 pandemic condition? To get an idea about the solutions to these questions in your mind, we have to look forward.
What is the Present Scenario of ‘Work from Home’ for Most of the Industries?
Several companies have incorporated their business online by adopting the process of ‘work from home’ during the pandemic condition of Covid-19. And many companies are posting vacancies of remote working jobs and offering opportunities to men and women who are looking reshape their career in their desired fields. As per the results of few studies conducted at several countries amid Covid-19, it was seen that specific job roles are primarily available for women to apply for significant positions such as journalist, editor, content writer, or tele caller. And it was also observed that in this pandemic situation, more women searched for jobs with popular industries such as IT, education, recruitment, internet and advertising.
Some of the companies, in which women are applying to work for homes, are Squadron, Amazon, Ufaber Edutech, Multibhashi and OneHourLearning. In short, summarizing overall, there is a 50% increase in the number of women applications in March 2020 for various industries. For those people, who are already working as an employee with the companies are also finding it much more comfortable and beneficial to work from home, as they can start some other part-time paid tasks without any hassle. Some companies have begun utilizing the process of job cuts, due to which few people are becoming unemployed. This is also the main reason that more people are now searching for ‘work from home’ jobs when the situation is that no one can apply to 9-5 jobs and go to the office.
Can ‘Work from Home’ Lead to Women Job Rise amid Covid-19 Crisis in 2020?
Anshu Goel, Founder of Alphalogic Techsys Limited, says, “The number of women who want start or restart their careers has also risen dramatically in recent times. And it is true that during the India lockdown, to curtail the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more companies are offering ‘work from home’ jobs for women.”
Therefore, in the Covid-19 crisis, it can be said that ‘work from home’ is the new tradition and an excellent opportunity for women job rise. In few analysis reports for employment and unemployment stats in India, it has also been stated that ‘work from home’ jobs searches are increased by 30% In March 2020 as compared to the same month of the previous year. This rising rate has been predominantly noted in metro cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Delhi-NCR. And it is true that as we see the present situation of coronavirus in India, individuals and companies acclimatizing to work from home is an accurate safety measure to practice social distancing and encourage self-protection.
Singapore Already Adapts the Concept of ‘work from home’ as new normal post Covid-19
According to a statement from the Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister, Chan Chun Sing, it is clear that most of the employees in Singapore are preparing to continue working from home after the city ends its partial lockdown, known as a “circuit-breaker” in Singapore. This would be a part of Singapore’s new normal for the long-haul and to overcome the chance of scattering coronavirus virus. The present situation makes it blur on how long the lethal Covid-19 virus will be surrounded for as the global health experts have no clear estimates. As per Chan said, “For those who are capable to work from home, we imagine them to carry on their work from home for the near future.”
Dhananjay Goel, Co-Founder of Alphalogic Techsys Limited said, “Not only Singapore but most of the nations, including India will be more focused on ‘work from home’ concept as the new normal when the coronavirus ends. Work from home will be the new normal post Covid-19 for many industries and employees. This will be a new phase of employment.”
We can say, about 85% of Singapore’s people personnel has been working from home since the circuit breaker came into the channel from the beginning of the Covid-19 virus. Not only in Singapore but in most of the nations, only very essentials working bodies remaining opened. These are chemist shops, hospitals and other necessary service providers.
What would be the Benefits of ‘Work from Home’ after Covid-19?
Even after trouncing this treacherous Covid-19 virus, the entire world will be surrounded by a heavy risk and negative after effects. We have to keep precautions against this virus to reshape a healthy future for all of us. But apart from it, we also have to envelop the economy of our country. In this case, the implementation of ‘work from home’ post Covid-19 will be necessary and required. During the lockdown, there has been a very less impact on the IT Industry because this sector transitions to work from home model without lowering quality or outputs to their business clients. In fact, one large company has announced that they are still continuing to the concept of 100/100 to 25/25. It means that only 25% employees will have to attend office at any offer time by the company to maintain social distancing.
Many small town based companies can offer these advantages to their employees –
- Reduced Operational Costs- Its confirmed that the operating costs comprised of employees and infrastructure can be reduced by 50% to 70% by adapting ‘work from home’.
- More Opportunities- As per a study of ‘Nasscom-Zinnov’, it’s estimated that more than 100k students graduate every year from small towns. These graduates hold a perfect talent and skills required to be employed by the IT industry.
- Societal Impact- Work from home from small town employees can facilitate impartial allocation of wealth, better future and reduction in voyage to big cities.
The Next Steps after Work from Home Model
After Covid-19, entrepreneurs may have to reshape their enterprise to reduce the operational costs among other things. Work from home would be followed to maintain the safety measures of social distancing and preventing any possibilities of future infections. Organizations can adapt a combination of work from home, outsourcing and crowd sourcing. Liberation centers can be conventional in small cities of India by organizations or outsources. This concept will work with those companies who specialize on different business models in small towns to avoid risks. As an employer, if you are going to restart your organization, keep in mind this decision can be a very manageable option. The future will be the time for digital transformation.
You must have got a clear idea and information on the latest and informative concept of what the companies have thought regarding work from home model, with taking the example of the IT sector above.
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