The Future of Remote Work

In a blog post that went viral this past week, Richard Branson wrote, “The way we all work is going to change.”  The entrepreneur believes that our 9-5 lifestyles will end in the next decade as a result of technology advancements — from autonomous vehicles to robots to artificial intelligence.

“The idea of working five days a week with two day weekends and a few weeks of holiday each year has become ingrained in society. But it wasn’t always the case, and it won’t be in the future. I’m lucky in being able to work wherever I am, at any time, and don’t see work and play as separate — it’s all living. I think this will be the case for more and more people in the future, to the benefit of businesses, countries and individuals. …”

But as we inch closer to 2020, how will remote work factor into the new year equation in 2019?   

The reality is that the way we do work is already being transformed now — albeit not as radically as Branson predicts for the future. The changes are occurring as a result of technology innovations that allow access to any data from anywhere at any time. Meanwhile, millennial desires and expectations regarding work are starting to transform what it means to “have a job” and at the same time “have a life.”

With U.S. unemployment numbers at a 50-year low, the endless search for talent at an all-time high and the shortage of government cybersecurity professionals getting worse, this topic will only grow in importance in 2019 and throughout the next decade.

Background on Remote Work   

No doubt, some of you are thinking: Why cover this remote work topic now?

Back in early 2017, I blogged about the pros (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Lohrmann on Cybersecurity authored by Lohrmann on Cybersecurity. Read the original post at: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/the-future-of-remote-work.html