June 2021 //
As the pandemic illustrated in stark detail, remote collaboration is now a requirement for every business. The results of the ZK Research 2020 Work-from-Anywhere Study showed that before the pandemic, 22% of employees worked remotely (Exhibit 1). That figure skyrocketed during the pandemic. But after restrictions ease, ZK Research expects that number to settle at 42%.
As the world gradually gets back to something resembling “normal,” the need for collaboration will not recede along with the pandemic. To accommodate a hybrid work environment in which employees work from a corporate location for a day or two and then work remotely for a few more, companies will have to implement collaboration tools that are resilient, flexible, high quality and high capacity.