Remote work -> New way of business

Past, Present & Future – Reminds me of the movie “A Christmas Carol.” Here we are quarantined, looking at the past, reviewing the present, in order to create a new future.

For years, companies have resisted remote workers. Absolutely NOT, they would say. No matter the reason, the answer was, “NO.”

Suddenly a virus strikes, and the Government says employees MUST work from home.

So… we rush to work from home; however, our desk area is not set up properly. For example, last week, I needed a large monitor. Guess what — ALL stores were sold out of big monitors. YES, every other NEW remote worker needed a large monitor.

One week later, now in official quarantine, we were told retail stores were CLOSED.

Welcome to the NEW way of doing business. Not all retail stores are closed, they are still running, but now you can pick up.

The handshake coming through the computer is the NEW way of business.

Yesterday, I went online to buy a monitor from Best Buy. Finally, monitors were back in stock. Checking out, I was given the option to PICK UP in ONE HOUR!

WHAT…

Can you believe that? No shipping charge, no waiting for a week for delivery. Just PICK UP myself in ONE HOUR. I was told to sit in my car, park in a designated PICK UP spot, the sales person would come to my car, open trunk and put monitor in!

WOW — This was SO EASY!

Why would I want to go back to “normal – in store” shopping? I hate shopping!

While our world is in a sad situation, a crisis like this shows we are resilient. To stay in business — bosses, employees & customers work together to make a purchase happen! AND BOY, am I happy to have my large monitor!

2 thoughts on “Remote work -> New way of business

  1. I’m with you. I hate shopping. Which is why I was buying many things through Amazon. But… if the brick and mortars had made shopping this easy a while back… maybe they would be doing better. I know some retailers had started this before the outbreak. I hope it sticks around after we are back to “normal”, whatever that looks like.

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  2. The insistence on having employees within sight is so outdated. It’s like bosses think their employeers are all slackers and won’t do anything if they are not watched. If they think so, then why did they hire people they don’t trust in the first place? xD

    This is my 5th year working from home. I’m so much more productive and I’m not interrupted by useless meetings, colleagues wanting to chat, other people’s phones ringing, etc etc. Also, I don’t waste time commuting and I don’t need to spend money to buy new clothes. It’s perfect haha!

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