How Remote Working Helps Solve Social Issues
The world gradually transitions to the twenty-first century, and still, there are existing social issues that affect the majority of the population. CEOs, entrepreneurs, business people, and leaders such as yourself can take on the passionate mantle of improving the world’s unfortunate predicament by helping the masses. You can do this without going outside to protest or screaming for change through.
Aside from employingfor your transition to sustainability and planting trees at charitable events, switching to long-term remote work also helps save the environment.
See, remote working is by and by being recognized all around the globe as a viable alternative for the traditional setup of work, especially during this trying time. And here are four ways remote staffing could turn things around in the following aspects:
1. Climate Change
With the ongoing political debate on whether climate change is real, the global effects are becoming more apparent. With each passing year, more icebergs and ice caps are melting. Polar bears are dying because of too much carbon dioxide emissions.
With metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by vehicles worldwide every year, allowing your employees to work from home continuously will help decrease. In addition to the betterment of the planet, you would then have saved your people from the daily struggle of traffic, preserving their energies and allowing them to be more productive at work. Not to mention, you are keeping your staff safe from contracting the virus outside.
2. Mental State
This social issue has become a stigma, and it is genuine, although not apparent. The World Health Organization (WHO) has already predicted that depression will soon be the most common illness to cripple the world’s population. It can even lead to more severe diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.
As a business leader, you could address this by allowing your staff a real shot at a work-life balance. It would mean not only a healthier and happier team but also a proactive one to help you catapult your business to success.
3. Economic Opportunity and Employment Rates
Economists believe across the world believe that employment rates and status may still be indefinitely higher every year, and it remains a critical factor for a country’s stability, development, and growth.
Unfortunately, some other states could offer quality professionals but need more competitive opportunities. This is where outsourcing roles could do wonders. All of these possibilities while you could be lowering your operational costs and helping them to earn city wages from even the far ends of the country.
For decades and even centuries, discrimination has always been a social issue. As a business leader, it is your responsibility to address this issue in the workplace. Types of discrimination include the nationality of employees, race, age, disability, and even religion.
During the pre-pandemic days, you will have your HR officers address this issue, and if things have gotten worse, you will have more problems to deal with. It can take weeks or even months to resolve a single claim. However, when you opt to hire remote employees, you are already going beyond the norms of a regular corporate setting. You are already setting a safe and equal place for everyone to collaborate and work together, without prejudices and biases against each other’s appearances or beliefs. You already chose diversity, and you opted for what matters most in an employee—mind, attitude, and results: the three most essential things to a company’s success.
A social issue is any situation or condition that has caused negative results on a global scale for numerous people and is generally acknowledged as a problem. For which world leaders are being held responsible for addressing it. However, workers and employees also need their CEOs to take the mantle of responsibility in changing minds instead of waiting for politicians to change the law.
Corporate activism is now in the spotlight and is making a powerful impact in addressing these social issues. Some perceive that social problems are in the hands of politicians that people elect. However, as Dorothy Kenyon said, “Change minds first, then change the law.” This kind of influence has also begun taking the form of CEOs, business leaders, and employers that can make a difference to its staff and the world.
Being a business leader does not end with being an economic and industry expert. It would be best to learn how to care about social issues affecting everyone, including your business organization. You can change minds as well, as you also have the power to influence people from all across the globe. You can start with your employees, your fellow business leaders, and then tomorrow, the nation. Who knows?