If your organization was a straggler on the whole remote work concept, you might feel like, after the last couple of weeks, you’ve essentially been thrown into a style of work you weren’t particularly looking to embrace. But perhaps there is a bright side here—a potential for future flexibility. But I do think, as do others, that it’s an opportunity for many organizations to show that they can shine in a new type of environment, one that has widespread proof that remote work can actually be used effectively by lots of people.
But now that many organizations are running remotely somewhat by force, it may be an opportunity to learn some interesting lessons. COVID-19 will (hopefully) eventually fade out. But what we take from this grand experiment in running our organizations completely on the internet will prove useful and perhaps win over some of those hardened skeptics at the top of the org chart.