Remote Work Even When Abroad: An Upcoming Trend

Published 2022-07-07 13:39:50

Sponsored by Translation Services Singapore

We take a look at this new way of working and how the national and worldwide drive to “return to the office” may have impacted employees. We also explore some remote jobs that are perfect for those who love remote working and want to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

A lot has changed about how we work. While remotely working initially seemed like something that would only happen during lockdowns and emergency situations, it has now become far more normalised. Not only that, but many workers are reluctant to return to office environments.

Adapting to remote working

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, most office-based roles moved to working from home. This was, of course, to protect from growing health concerns.

An international movement, remote working was initially thought to be something that might only last weeks, but it soon became something that workers adapted to, with some even thriving. Employees discovered that while some parts of an office environment were sorely missed, such as socialising and in-person collaboration, the lack of commute and lower costs often made up for those pitfalls.

The return to the office

Since the pandemic has become a more manageable situation, thanks to vaccinations and growing awareness of the disease itself and good safety measures, employers have increasingly asked for workers to return to the office. This has been requested either full time or in a hybrid working situation, where employees have the opportunity to work from home part time.

However, many employees have found that the incentives offered by an office environment do not outweigh the benefits of working remotely. Many cite being able to spend more time with their families, working more flexibly, and not losing time to commutes as good reasons to continue remote working.

Technology and staying connected

In many respects, it is difficult to argue with those who would prefer to remain as remote workers. It is easier than ever before to stay connected to employers and colleagues; thanks to cloud-based systems and video calling, it is still possible to collaborate and connect without any issues. Not only that, but you can even take on positions in different towns to the place where you live, opening up the working world to those who live outside of major cities. Some are even turning to international companies to broaden their opportunities even further.

Positions that require in-person working

Of course, there are some exceptions to the remote working rule. If you are working in a position that requires in-person working, such as certain customer-facing roles, care roles, or construction careers, there may be no choice but to be physically present.

It is worth noting, though, that these roles were not able to adapt to remote working to begin with - and most employees in administrative or other traditionally office-based roles argue that employers simply want them to return to the office, rather than need them to.

Potential remote working positions

There are many reasons why you may not wish to return to an in-person office environment, whether this is due to health concerns, wanting to save time and money, or wishing to spend more time with your family. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available for those who want to work remotely.

Roles such as transcription work and translation work can be carried out entirely online or via phone and video calls when you need to connect with clients. Translation work allows you to work with clients from across the world, depending on the language you are seeking to work in, and transcription professionals are required in a range of industries, including the legal and medical professions. Along with other popular remote working roles such as content creation, design, teaching, and more, these roles show that you can work remotely with great variety and success.

Remote working is far more than a trend - it is more than likely here to stay. Whether you are adapting your current role to suit remote working or seeking a new career that will allow you to work from home, then there are great options for you. In a more flexible and connected world than ever before, remote working could just be the main way we work in the future.

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