Conventionally, in an office, employees work at a preset time and place, where they have only 30 minutes for lunch, are exposed to traffic, and to transportation costs. For these reasons, a remote environment could be a positive change for a company.
Especially when working in the software industry, the flexibility of hours and work time management can potentiate the final results.
Working through a remote environment will give companies better and broader opportunities to attract new talent with no geographical limitation, as they are able to hire people from different places.
It can also help the business to find the correct candidate, with any specific skill or expertise in a software language, without having the demographic barrier. All of this can turn the company into a more diverse, complete enterprise.
As said before, the data and good infrastructure are key. Innovating in virtual collaboration tools, will give teams the space to give feedback and communicate with each other.
When shifting to a cloud-hosted environment, it presents teams the opportunity to code, build, and test. All in one place!
Employees with a good workspace become equally or even more productive than those who work in an office. This is for two reasons: by wanting to keep their remote environment, they want to give their employer the confidence to continue in this way. The second reason is that although working from home can create different distractions, it is also true that some are completely eliminated, such as traffic worries, or colleagues' distractions. By successfully moving to a home office environment, while keeping technology and organization in mind, software development teams will increase their agility and efficiency thanks to a more resilient workspace.