Two years into the pandemic, companies are still facing the challenge of adapting to new ways of working. Little by little, more traditional ways of working have been displaced and work activities have been restructured. New technological tools have brought about a change of concept in many work activities, as well as in the relationships between workers and organisations.

The work context we have been facing these days will redefine the way people will work in the future. Therefore, the key is for professionals and companies to keep up to date and in tune with the new ways of working. Remote and flexible working is an emerging and unstoppable reality in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. 

Artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, robotics and nanotechnology are some of the new digital tools that humans have integrated into the workplace. This revolution is changing and evolving the new ways of working and, for many, it may pose a threat. However, to adapt properly to the future, it is essential to see this technological revolution as an opportunity for growth.

The job profiles of the future will change substantially as new methods, organisational processes and tools are integrated, to which workers will need to adapt. It is likely that, in the near future, there will be a high demand for jobs requiring a combination of digital and non-cognitive skills.

Telecommuting or freelance positions are gaining momentum in this new reality. Technology makes it easier to hire employees remotely, while ensuring that job duties are fulfilled.

These new ways of working have a profound impact on working conditions and employee well-being, and good communication is undoubtedly key. Online communication can sometimes make contact with the team difficult and this can lead to a feeling of lack of support. Communication is essential in order to be able to perform remote tasks properly. 

Globalisation and new technological trends have favoured flexible working and this way of working is being transferred to large companies. New ways of working have brought about a profound and rapid change in the organisational habits of major organisations. Large companies willing to take on skilful competitors and demanding customers must incorporate the new work culture into the foundations of their organisation.

Companies that have implemented it claim that it increases profits and their employees say they perform and work better. With these reality-based results, remote working is starting to become commonplace in large companies. Moreover, it has become a strong point for candidates who are looking for a job. Flexibility is the key to attracting and retaining talent for companies.