Future of work in the post-COVID era could change significantly. Some argue that one of the many advantages of the current extraordinary situation we’re facing is  that the virus has brought about a spike in the practice of remote work.  

Telecommuting was not considered as being normal practice in a number of countries for a number of years and a shift towards more family-friendly measures resurfaced in recent years across the European Union. 

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak many employers may have not been fully exploring the potential of remote work. Apart from the fact that it’s one of the best family friendly measures one could think of, it also has a number of other advantages if dealt with in a professional manner. It’s less of an expense for employers having employees working online and it saves a lot of travel expenses and expenses to set-up meetings and certain events due to the fact that these could be held online too. 

Keeping all this in mind, in the same way the EU responded to the crisis, it might also deem fit to keep this trend of work-from-home going and plan for a remote work future once the outbreak fizzles out, now that it has been put to the test overnight. After all, EU leaders and Ministers also had remote discussions during this pandemic on many an occasion.