Remote work has become a necessity in the corporate world. With the pandemic giving way to a striking shift in the corporate paradigm, organisations are now favouring remote work over office work. Just today, Salesforce announced that they’ll give their employees the possibility of working from home permanently.
But while an onlooker will simply attribute its success to the pandemic, remote work has actually gained popularity on its own in the past decade. With Gartner reporting an increase of almost 173% in remote work between 2005 and 2018, it is clear that remote work existed and thrived long before COVID-19 forced it upon us. An example close to home is that in Crust, the majority of the team already worked from home every day, long before the pandemic.