Remote work schemes became widespread out of necessity during the pandemic. After that experience, many companies are adopting systems that combine face-to-face and virtual. The advantages, Disadvantages and Challenges of Flexible Work Models.
The pandemic accelerated, for necessity, the digital transformation processes that with more or less momentum were being carried out in companies. From one day to the next they had to implement, and in some cases improvise, urgent measures to sell, get paid and work remotely. A) Yes, The importance of investing in technology was made evident and the firms that had already been doing so ran with some advantage during the Preventive and Mandatory Isolation and Social Distancing measures. (ASPO and DISPO). However, although few deny the advantages of teleworking, Some businessmen still doubt whether it is here to stay or whether it is convenient to opt for a mixed format that combines face-to-face and remote modalities. Para Marcelo Granieri, Director of Digital Transformation of the ITBA School of Innovation, teleworking, as part of the digital transformation, it is a cultural change leveraged on new technologies. “If during the pandemic you did not start your transformation, surely you are no longer in the market. Companies must understand that something is changing with incredible vertigo and that, if they don't adapt to this new reality, they stay out”, warns. Teleworking implies incorporating more and better technology, but fundamentally to deepen human aspects such as listening and accompanying. For Jose Ramon Jimenez, Director of Solutions of the consulting firm Practia, the implementation must be aware, systematic and organized. “Even if there are initial resistances or obstacles of a cultural or technical nature, can be overcome simply by listening, accompaniment, adequate resources and clear processes”, expands. In this way, add Sandra Felsenstein, Director of the DINKA consultancy, empathy is a fundamental factor. “It will allow the leader to respond to the concerns of the team and to know how they feel in these circumstances”, holds.