Home Offices – Remote & Home Working is Here to Stay! An Infographic from Corcoran’s
The figures are undeniable. There is a definite shift among Irish workers (and the wider EU and UK) to move away from a central corporate office to offices in devolved remote working and home working locations. This view was endorsed by the “Remote Working in Ireland, 2022 National Survey Findings” published by the Whittaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change in May 2022.
The three types of worker roles
Broadly speaking there are three types of primary office working roles. These are:
- Centralised office role – working full-time from a centralised office along with co-workers
- Hybrid – working somewhere between one and four days per week at home or in another remote location
- Fully remotely – working full time from home or in another remote location
Changes in working habits
The predominant shift in recent times has been from the centralised office role (only 8%) to either the hybrid role (52%) or the fully remote role (40%), with statistics taken from the Irish survey. This shift has moved faster in pace since the COVID-19 pandemic with employers enabling workers to work from home, particularly during lockdowns.
IT infrastructure has been an essential enabler
Of course, enabling homeworking meant placing an IT infrastructure in place, which is still being used post-pandemic. In fact, IT was for a long time one of the barriers to remote working and home working. Advances in broadband, IT hardware, and IT software including communication tools such as Zoom, make it clear that remote and home working is here to stay!
Remote working and home working infographic
We have created an infographic discussing advances in remote and home working, which has the following sections:
The sections above will give you a flavour of what the infographic contains, but below you will see the whole infographic.