- The spread of the deadliest virus presently spread has resulted in the growth of a new force of work-from-home jobs.
- The virus has promoted daily changes in the corporate directive.
- The virus has resulted in more Chinese companies organizing meetings via video chats and productivity tools.
Working from home has become a necessity for billions of Chinese in the workforce, and it has led to a better understanding of what working from home for the vast majority of the workforce will look like.
This is coming on the back of reports that factories, hotels, restaurants, and shops have increasingly seen reduced foot traffic as a result of the virus, but businesses are now trying to figure out how to stay operational using the internet of things.
According to Alvin Foo, the managing director of Reprise Digital, a Shangai based ad agency that has 400 people on its payroll,
“It’s a good opportunity for us to test working from home at scale, obviously, not easy for a creative ad agency that brainstorms a lot in person. It’s going to mean a lot of video chats and phone calls.”
The work from home force is expected to grow and get as large as possible. Chinese companies are expected to restart operations following the Lunar New Year Celebrations, so we might just be about to see what will become the world’s largest work-from-home experiment.