The recent outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm, turning our lives upside-down all across the globe. It has meant weeks of lockdown and adapting to a new normal, which involves plenty of careful precautions and social distancing. One of the biggest things to happen during the pandemic is the widespread increase in working from home. To stay safe and protect those surrounding, businesses worldwide packed up their offices and made new ones within the comfort of their own home. Now, with lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, and life turning to normal, it begs the question; what would happen if working from home is here stay? We think it’s a great idea and most definitely the new way to go!
Working from home provides people with the freedom and trust to motivate themselves and use their initiative when working. Being in an environment where they feel comfortable, and can thrive, has huge benefits when work is achievable to excellent standards. Working from home enables you to efficiently create your timetable, which can include more time spent with family. It also gets rid of commuting costs as well as reduces the strain placed on the environment due to carbon emissions from the transport industry; ultimately enabling us all to be kinder to our planet.
Remote working can also bring a multitude of opportunities and efficient productivity for individuals and businesses. Dropshipping is an excellent resource to use when working from home. It can be used as the perfect business idea and ideal e-commerce solution when working for yourself or as part of a team. If you are unsure what dropshipping is, it’s a simple method used when an online store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. The online store purchases products after they have sold the product to the consumer and then purchase it from a third-party supplier, who will then ship the product directly to the consumer. It is a quicker and efficient way of direct fulfilment method which cuts out the ‘middleman’, resulting in you (the seller) not having to handle any of the products. This is particularly important within the current climate as it is reducing further risk of the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The possibilities are endless for future working from home schemes, as long as businesses keep an open mind and are willing to explore all avenues surrounding remote working. We genuinely believe it will provide a more positive and safer future, mainly due to the current uncertainties surrounding Covid-19 and the risk of future spikes in the spread of the disease. Working from home could be the New Normal, benefiting people individually, as well as teams which make up successful businesses.