How Work Will Look Like in 2022 & Beyond

To say that the future of work will be different may be an understatement considering we already experience much of the permanence of change today.

As organizations and businesses continue to ensure ways in future-proofing their ventures, leaders are doing their best to keep their expenses to a minimum and their personnel safe and secure. How exactly this looks will differ per business. Still, it’s safe to say that a number of business practices will be the same across multiple industries.

Here’s how the future of work will be like

Remote Work

Let’s get one thing clear: remote work is here to stay for good. As a sizeable fraction of professionals have gotten a taste of what it means to work from home, more people are leaning towards adapting to a hybrid employment model that meshes both the office setting and the work-from-home setup.

In the same way, businesses that keep remote work arrangements are more able to retain its many perks—hiring talent regardless of their regions, lessening office expenses, and for some, even the dues that come with renting an office space.

In other words, work today, moving forward, will only have more versatile workspaces that foster the work-life balance energies. It’s also worth noting that a good number of studies cite how, despite how remote work arrangements have boomed in the last year, productivity hasn’t been negatively impactful to most companies. 

Freelancers

There’s no getting rid of full-time employees, but the same thing can be said with freelancers, too.

Along with the versatility of new work arrangements comes the growth of more independent creatives and self-employed professionals. The advantage of owning your time and choosing the clients you work with is an overt advantage to those who sign up for it, but there are numerous benefits for businesses that employ freelancers, too.

For one, collaborating with independent contractors comes with less risk and is generally less expensive since project-based dues don’t include government-mandated fees.

Inclusivity

The fight for more diversity in the workplace has never been more apparent than today. From ethnicities to age brackets and differently-abled people to single parents, the need to acknowledge and partner with more people types in society is a growing priority in quite a number of companies today.

Interestingly, studies state that diverse teams are also more able to come up with creative solutions, owing to the fact that different schools of thinking cover more ideas. Of course, along with the promotion of diversity also comes more quality discussions involving empathy, work-life balance, and mental health.

No-Code Tools

Last but never the least is automation. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: consider it criminal to still be turning a blind eye towards no-code tools in this day and age.

There is no debate as to how critical IT experts are today, but it’s worth noting that citizen developers—non-technical users who resort to no-code platforms to build digital solutions—are growing too.

No-code providers like Bubble, Squarespace, AirTable, Wix, and Thunkable are getting more recognition now, not only because of the products they help users build, but because these tools help empower your ordinary Joe to create problem-solving, dynamic, and sometimes even profitable applications.

Over are the days when only computer engineers could create programs and build software from scratch.

For instance, in the pandemic era alone, no-code tools have helped expedite virus-tracing efforts, ensuring that communities and governments were able to competently track who could possibly be infected or not.

What’s Next?

If you run a business or lead a brand, it’s important that you keep up to speed with practices and qualities that workers and advocates continue to put to the forefront. From diversity to automation and flexible work environments to independent professionals, the future of work is promising.

As long as we continue to embrace openness and digitization, we should do and be just fine.

All that mentioned, the future of work is heavily reliant on the programs you implement in the workplace, too. If you have a program you want to build or an MVP you want to establish, give us a call!

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