1. The Virus
The coronavirus outbreak is consuming everything. The impact is so widespread that we cannot express within few words. Coronavirus disease which also called COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that closely related to bat coronaviruses, pangolin coronaviruses, and SARS-CoV originated from the Wuhan city of China. The first case has been filed at the end of December 2019. Coronavirus is transmitted through droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to flow in the air and quickly fall on floors or surfaces. You can be infected by touching contaminated surfaces or close to infected persons through your eyes, nose, or mouth.
And sadly there are no vaccines or any effective medicine to treat coronavirus because it is a new kind of virus for us but now the whole world conducts research and vaccine trials are underway to find proper treatment and cure.
2. How is COVID-19 creating a remote working behaviour?
We behaviorknow prevention is better than cure and the key to prevention is in your hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Social distancing” is the key to prevent coronavirus disease at the mass level.
By maintaining social distancing from an infected person, area, or surface can reduce the possibility of getting the infection. World Health Organization (WHO) highly recommend social distancing for combating coronavirus at the mass level. In response to the government took initiative to lockdown for maintaining social distancing. So stay home, stay safe.
So for maintaining social distancing, our organization, institution, business, govt has shifted towards the remote working approach. It is working from your home by using the internet and communication technology.
From the employee perspective
This is quite easy and flexible for the employee to work from home along with maintaining social distancing for their personal and national interest because only social distancing can flatten the curve of infection. While lockdown, it provides productivity for people, reduces mental anxiety of the coronavirus situation, and keep economic activity smooth and consistent. Besides, it may help the employee to have quality time with his\her family or personal growth. Workers are used to keeping their work and their personal lives separate, meaning they work at the office during working hours, and live personal life at home but now they can limit conflicts between the two.
From the business perspective
In this current lockdown situation, many employers are preparing for possible disruptions that could affect business in the short and long term. They have already taken some precautions to reduce exposure and transmission. These precautions include work travel bans, canceling in-person meetings, mass gathering, or self-quarantine. So the remote working approach provides businesses an adaptive way to engage with its stakeholders, sustainability to their business environment or ecosystem, deliver economic value, and serve the community by addressing public needs. Both employee and employer are ripe benefits from the remote working approaches. So this is how COVID-19 is creating a remote working behavior
Going digital is also a sustainable way of doing business. Recent remote working experience may lead us to carry on this approach in the post coronavirus pandemic era and it may help to build a sustainable business ecosystem for a better world.