• Isidore Pier

Remote Working Amidst #COVID19 Outbreak

The latest numbers have indicated, that over 100,000 cases of the Wuhan novel coronavirus (now officially known as the COVID-19) are confirmed.

First surfaced in December of 2019, out of 100,000 only 60,000 people have recovered. With a death toll of over 3,500, 98 countries in total have been infected by the deadly disease, Malaysia with over 100 cases confirmed. A vaccine for COVID-19 is yet to be officially made.

Pharmacies and retail stores are now running low or are completely out of stock of face masks, hand sanitizers, and Vitamin-C. There are still underlying problems that persist even though you are well supplied, that is, there are still chances of you contracting this virus if you are in a place with a high density of people. E.g. your regular workplace, your office.

The Rise of Remote Working

That is why more companies are encouraging staff employees to work remotely from their homes, as to lessen their contact with the general public and their offices as a precaution not to contract COVID-19 and certainly not to encourage spreading it.

Companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft have already started to get their employees to work from home, as in the US there are at least 546 cases confirmed and 22 fatalities.

Why Remote Working?

Remote working is not only in trend now due to trying to limit the advancement of the novel Wuhan virus. Remote working has been a thing of the past and we are more likely to see it become more of a thing in the future. Remote working has given employees more flexibility in their work-life, it has saved precious time from commuting to work and back. If your offices are usually mundane, employees will perform lesser as they are less motivated and less content. With remote working employees can now work in a place where they are comfortable and where their performance is at their peak. But remote working doesn’t only mean working from home, remote working can be done anywhere outside of offices, wherever you please.