The Remote Work Roundup for 2021: Everything You Need to Know About Working Remotely

Remote work trends roundup

2020 was dubbed by many as the “remote year.” And although thousands of companies shifted towards a remote work structure, 2020 was more about the transformation in the workplace. 2021, on the other hand, was the year where both individuals and organizations chose to stay remote. 

Throughout the year, we’ve seen different trends taking place. Employees demanding hybrid or flexible work arrangements, businesses implementing new technologies, countries emitting digital nomad visas, and individuals deciding to quit their jobs and embrace a digital nomad lifestyle. 

But, although remote work is the present and future, it’s still challenging to learn how to make it work and succeed through these uncertain times. We picked the best remote work content to help you get ready to navigate a remote 2022!  

Remote Working Roundup in 2021: Top Articles 

1. What’s Next for Remote Work – McKinsey Global Institute

What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries is a study conducted by McKinsey Global Institute. The report highlights how hybrid remote work models are likely to stay in most countries and workplaces. However, this depends on several factors. Countries with advanced economies have more chances of embracing the remote work model than those with emerging economies. 

The report also evaluates how remote work depends on tasks, activities, and occupations: finance, management, and information sectors with the highest potential for remote work.

Read the full article here. 

2. How Remote Work Can Increase Business Profits – Forbes 

For some companies, especially those without any remote work experience, implementing a flexible arrangement seems like spending a lot of money. As tools and technologies are necessary for remote teams, companies need to invest in them. 

However, this article explores how remote work makes businesses more profitable. It shares interesting statistics and facts about how big companies like IBM saved money (mostly in real estate) by allowing employees to work remotely.

Read the full article here. 

3. The Pros and Cons of Working From Anywhere

Traveling the world while working or in the comfort of your house seemed like the ideal lifestyle. However, in many cases, the idea of working remotely is romanticized. People imagine themselves working from the beach with a piña colada until they actually start working remotely and realize it is not that dreamy. You need to know how to manage your time, have self-motivation, among other skills.

But once you start gaining experience in the field, remote work will give you the flexibility that no other type of work will. This article explores in-depth all the pros and cons of working remotely.

Read the full article here

The ThinkRemote Roundup for 2021

At ThinkRemote, as a news & media company that specializes in remote work, we focus on providing quality content about remote work and digital nomadism. These are our 2021 top picks: 

1. What is Remote Work?

By this point, we all know what remote work is, but sometimes we don’t fully understand everything it involves. From its advantages to disadvantages, statistics, and the different types of flexible jobs, this article has it all for those interested in learning more about working remotely. 

2. Best Immediate Hire Work From Home Jobs in 2021

Are you in desperate need of a job? If you set your mind on landing a remote job quickly, this guide will showcase the best immediate work from home jobs in the current market. 

3. 7 Online Business Ideas for Beginners Under $1000

Sometimes getting a remote job isn’t the only type of flexibility we’re seeking. Being our own bosses and having our businesses helps us manage our times and tasks the way we want to. If you want to start your own remote business, in this article, you’ll find 7 different ideas, all under $1000. 

4. 30 Positive Affirmations for Work That Can Boost Your Confidence and Productivity

Have you ever had one of those days that nothing goes the way you wanted? You feel bad about yourself or feel you aren’t doing enough. This article has 30 powerful affirmations we all need to read when we’re feeling blue. 

5. Having a Bad Day at Work? Check Out the 15 Best Remote Work Memes

Did your boss yell at you? Or a client wasn’t happy with the results? On bad days, all we need is memes. Boost your day with these 15 remote work memes that you’ll likely feel 100% identified with.  

6. Digital Nomad Hubs: What Are They and Where to Find Them?

The digital nomad lifestyle keeps rising. However, one of the downsides is that it can get lonely or expensive. But the good news is that there’s a solution for this: digital nomad hubs. Find out more in the article!

7. 8 Must-attend Digital Nomad Conferences Around the World

Do you want to network and learn more about the digital nomad world? Find out about the best digital nomad conferences around the globe. 

8. Digital Nomad Coliving and Coworking: The New Trend

One of the best parts of being a digital nomad besides traveling the world is meeting different people. A great alternative to meet and work with professionals like you who enjoy a nomadic lifestyle is through digital nomad coliving and coworking. 

9. How to Deal with Toxic Coworkers When Working from Home

Unfortunately, toxic coworkers are always present, even when you work from home! This article is great for those currently dealing with coworkers who have no other word to be defined rather than toxic. 

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