Neil here.

This week, I came across some mind-blowing news that I’m pretty sure will influence the way we work forever.

In a major move for the work-from-home landscape, Jack Dorsey – the CEO of Twitter – announced last week that the majority of Twitter employees will be permitted to work from home “forever”… even when the pandemic and economic crisis subside.

This is a huge deal… and Twitter’s not the only one.

In early May, Facebook announced that even though their offices will reopen on July 6, they will allow most their employees to work from home for the rest of the year.

Google and Microsoft made similar announcements, extending their work-from-home policies toward the end of the year, even as their offices plan to reopen over the summer.

These are some of the world’s biggest companies, and they have massively upheaved their workplace policies… almost overnight.

And when influential corporations begin to make changes like these, people notice.

I’m expecting that these changes will influence how many companies across the world choose to run their businesses from now on.

Global Workplace Analytics reports that about 56% of U.S. employees hold jobs that are compatible with remote work, even if these employees have traditionally worked in office settings.

And now that many of those employees are actually working from home these days… companies are trying hard to figure out exactly what their office spaces will look like in the future.

In fact, I think that this crisis will only expedite trends that will make working from home the new normal.

Employees fearing the health hazards of working closely with other people could also increase pressure on their employers to allow them to continue remote work.

Employers who perhaps, at one point, didn’t always trust the idea of remote work, will need to loosen the reins a little bit to allow for greater workplace flexibility.

And at a corporate level, many companies who have been hit hard by ongoing financial crises may find that they just don’t want to pay the additional overhead costs its takes to run an office space full-time.

Instead, companies may choose to focus their energy – and their budgets – on improving their access to remote work technologies.

Considering the changes we’ve seen over the past couple of months, this really comes as no surprise.

Weekly conference room get-togethers have been replaced by Zoom meetings; face-to-face interactions have turned into daily Slack check-ins; and new considerations for securely accessing company databases and files from home have become a pretty urgent concern.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The next couple of years are going to be a very interesting ride that will permeate every single sector and industry… both nationally and worldwide.

I’m willing to bet that this will be a critical year for anyone scouting some serious developments in the remote technology space. Because as more and more companies are faced with the new reality of work life, I’m expecting some pretty creative folks to jump into this wide-open opportunity space.

And despite everything we’re going through this year… that’s what’s giving me hope.

I’ll be back soon with another update. But in the meantime, let me know what’s been catching your eye these days.

Until next time,

Neil Patel


20 responses to “This Crisis Will Change the Workplace Landscape Forever… Here’s What to Look for Right Now”

  1. Would this remote work technologies create some possible startup companies in the near future for our investment opportunities?

  2. I think great steps are taking place right now. I found the last pitch very interesting. I would like congratulate on the name. Very inspirational. Thanks for your continue support.

  3. Hello Neil and Robert,

    Great presentation, I’m also happy to be on your team, to be honest I have never involved in any investment at all. While this is new to me I’m confident that you guys and your team will make it worth my while. I’m excited as well as nervous. I have a young family and with the current crisis that we are facing, work hours are depleting, I am looking for opportunities to change my financial status. I am looking forward in working with you guys. Thanks again for such an opportunity.

  4. This is scary for Americans but we can overcome this and everyone in America will two but the hardest thing is not being able to be publicize or in public to do their careers or jobs or whatever the case maybe that’s why I’m doing this here with you Neil thank you

  5. Dear Neil , I’m fighting cancer for the second time in a few months ,i just went on full Disability I’m living on SSI and disability payments and i have a 22 year old daughter living with me whos trying to find work even during these weird and trying times so its quite a stretch going out on a limb and gambling that i can make some extra money with out fear of losing our home. I have never stepped up or out on anything like this but i believe in you guys and am praying that I get past this Cancer and can have a successful go at this, if i don’t beat this cancer than hopefully i can make some extra money to leave my daughter. thanks for listening.

  6. Hi Neil,

    Every day I make an effort to stay informed with current news to assist me in my decision-making when deciding on what stocks to invest in and what sectors in the early stage start-ups meet the TAM criteria. The other day I started to do my due diligence on the telehealth or connected health market, and I am curious to know your thoughts on this market and will A&E scope early-stage start-ups in this sector to introduce to the network for a possible DEAL FLOW?

  7. Neil,
    I agree with your take. I think verbal and text communication will be important. Talk to text and video messages will also become the norm.

    I am currently considering a new web based phone system which will take our incoming calls and distribute to our Account Managers and Customer Service team. One call distributed to all potential service personnel. Our current order entry is online.

    I don’t necessarily like this direction but I do think its inevitable. Let us know what cutting edge solutions you find. Thank you

  8. Gray article! I agree with any opportunity that has been & will be born with the major shift of more employees working from home! There is & will be a lot of space to find the needs for both employers & employees & to fill them with new start up business & companies!

    God bless!
    Never, Never, Never Give Up!

    You mind is like a parachute, if it is not open it will NOT work!

  9. Hi
    I would like to invest in startups.
    I understand there is always a risk when it comes to investing. But I would like to know what the average time for a startup is to go public in the stock market. How does the process work?
    Thank tou.

  10. Hi my name is Tonny d Payton sir I would like to know how could I Enhance my catering business I am in Memphis TN

  11. We as a society are going thru some global changes. With these changes I believe there will be pushes on technology to advance even more. I have read some things about BITCOIN. What exactly is “BITCOIN” and do you believe this will have will have a major part in how we do business in the near future.

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