Why ‘remote working’ matters as much as ‘teleworking’

Software is creating two very different and mutually beneficial futures for people wanting to work. Aminda Solis and Aleksandra Antonijevic explain how. Working long hours in awkward ways is no longer the norm, thanks…

Why ‘remote working’ matters as much as ‘teleworking’

Software is creating two very different and mutually beneficial futures for people wanting to work. Aminda Solis and Aleksandra Antonijevic explain how.

Working long hours in awkward ways is no longer the norm, thanks to the advent of apps that connect people for short periods of time. Ever since we used VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to link us to videoconferencing, “teleworking” and remote working have become even more prevalent. And this trend is even more attractive for younger workers.

The rise of freelancing creates an interesting marriage between people in different countries and jobs. It is now easy to find people with new skills or interests around the world, and, as a result, there’s a high demand for these types of people.

Indeed, on Telework Week, the quality of work freelancers do increased sixfold, as people take advantage of remote working opportunities to refocus their energies on their own creativity. It’s also easier to do remote work because our culture has accepted these different work paradigms. Workers don’t have to give up anything of course. We’re all just picking up a different piece of the puzzle. And although it’s still early days, we’re already seeing a sense of evolution.

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