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2 AN INTENSE SHIFT TO REMOTE WORK More than 90 million people in the U.S. have a job that could be performed at least par ally from a remote loca on. In 2019, 54% of all U.S. workers did so at least once per month. In the current landscape, everyone that can is working from home, finding ways to become produc ve using new tools and techniques. It is likely that both employers and employees will view remote work differently when offices reopen. The remote workforce is certain to look different by then. Up to 30% of the U.S. workforce could spend more me working remote than at their office. 2 Many employers will find that having a large remote workforce has numerous advantages. As people adapt to working outside the office, they typically become more produc ve. For this reason, it is likely that companies that adapt successfully will not rush back to the office. There are several steps employers and employees can take to op mize remote work. For nearly a decade, a growing number of organiza ons have seen that employee engagement drives performance. 3 Employers can dis nguish themselves by showing their teams empathy for this rapid change in lifestyle and help them quickly become successful. This may mean experimenta on to find tools and processes that enable employees to work consistently in the absence of feedback they might otherwise receive in an office environment. It could also mean helping employees get the small things right, such as having a clearly defined workspace and crea ng their own rou ne. In an always-on world, employees need to find their own balance between work and personal life. Highly engaged employees are 15% more productive when they work remote 4 Highly engaged workplaces are 21% more profitable 4 ↑

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