Our world is becoming increasingly connected, and the way we work is changing – fast. Digital businesses are on the rise as new technology and infrastructure enable leaders to run their companies from anywhere in the world. While some are tapping into today’s global freelance workforce, other’s are restructuring their teams to meet the demand of remote work arrangements.
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Let's get one thing straight. Technology evolves over time. These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology has made workers accessible around the clock. This means that it's more feasible now than ever for employees to work outside of the office. We can see this trend of remote work growing over the years throughout Malaysia and Southeast Asia as a whole. So how can you make the most of your remote work opportunities?
Dojo Bali, Canggu
Remote working, or telecommuting, has become all the rage in recent years - with an increasing number of companies and employees embracing remote working culture. A 2017 Survey indicates that 52 percent of employees in US work remotely at least once per week. In another Survey conducted by Upwork, it's predicted that 38 percent of permanent, full-time employees will adopt remote working in the next 10 years.
Remote working, or telecommuting, is far from a new concept. Freelancers in particular have taken advantage of the opportunity to avoid the corporate office landscape and to chose where they want to work and when they want to work.
Office space is not cheap especially in major cities. While the Philippines continues to have some of the cheapest office spaces in the Asia-Pacific region, cheap is not really that cheap in the perspective of local businessmen. That’s why companies could not easily expand their offices to match their growing number of employees.