Discover all the new ways of working today

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Discover all the new ways of working today

October 21 / 2020

New ways of working are emerging following the current global context. We show  you which are the most popular. 

The last few months have not been easy for anyone, especially for working people  and companies, but we must focus on the positive things. The current labour  context in which we live will redefine the way people will work in the future. For that  reason, there is no doubt that both professionals and companies need to keep up  with the new ways of working today in order to thrive. 

As we look to the horizon, to a post-COVID world, we see that companies will not  return to the same operating model of 2019. The current period of history will  ultimately have a positive impact on the future of work. 

If you don’t want you or your company to be hopelessly relegated to the past, pay  attention to all the information we bring you at Cloudworks about new ways of  working today, as well as the characteristics of the jobs of the future. 

The technological revolution, the great generator of new ways of  working 

The technological revolution is characterized by integrating human capabilities with the functionality of new digital tools, such as artificial intelligence,  augmented and virtual reality, robotics, nanotechnology, and the Internet of Things.  This revolution is unlike any we have seen before because, in addition to growing  at an unprecedented speed, it enables the fusion of digital and biological  functionality. 

As a result, the global business environment is changing and evolving at an  exponential rate. This can pose a threat to many. However, those who see the  technological revolution as an opportunity will be those who best adapt to the jobs of the future.

Digital technologies not only create and destroy jobs, but they also change what  people do and how they do it. The future job jobs will change substantially by integrating new methods, organizational processes and tools, to which workers  will have to adapt. 

There is likely to be a greater demand for jobs in the future, which require a  combination of digital and non-cognitive skills (such as communication,  planning and teamwork). In fact, these jobs are already growing in number in the  EU. 

New forms of employment, such as teleworking or freelance work, are gaining  momentum in today’s world. This is partly due to the fact that technology facilitates the hiring of employees remotely, while also ensuring that all job duties are met. 

What new ways of working are there? 

Before the pandemic, the general belief was that offices were absolutely necessary to improve productivity, entrench corporate culture, and retain top  talent. 

Now, reality has changed. Companies are looking for new ways of working that  allow them to comply with current regulations, take care of the health of their teams  and maintain their operations. We detail some of the modalities that have emerged  most during this process of change. 

Freelancing 

In simple terms, freelance work is when you use the skills, education, and  experience to work with multiple clients and take on multiple tasks without committing to a single employer. The number of assignments or tasks you can  take on comes down to your ability to fulfil them. 

Smart working 

It is a term used to describe work practices in which the use of technological and  communication tools help to improve human activity. In smart working, companies  make available to employees the necessary technologies that will help them be more productive, effective and creative.

Crowdfunding 

Crowdfunding is a practice that leverages small amounts of capital coming from a  large number of individuals to finance a new company. This practice benefits from social media and funding websites to bring together investors who help boost  the operations of a start-up business. 

Flexible work 

Flexible jobs include any type of work flexibility. Essentially, anything that isn’t a  typical 9-to-5 office job can be considered a flexible job. Work flexibility gives people control and freedom over when and where they work, often adapting  to life changes. 

Teleworking 

Teleworking is a flexible way of working and encompasses two practices, working from home, or also remotely from suitable and safe work spaces, such as  serviced offices, etc. Some employees telework full-time, while others have the  possibility of teleworking on certain days of the week or on special occasions  (during pregnancy, for health reasons, etc.). 

Factors that will succeed in the jobs of the future 

The new ways of working today will not be what they were until 2019. They made  sure to bury old work methodologies by integrating factors that will succeed in the jobs of the future, because they have proven to be effective. Find out what  those factors are below. 

Abandoning the vertical hierarchy 

The practice of abandoning the vertical hierarchy suggests that delegating responsibilities to team members is much more effective than just assigning tasks to them. By feeling responsible for an activity, they are motivated to give  more to ensure better results. 

Currently, coworking represents 5% of the office space in Spain. However, much of  this country’s productive economy continues to rely on companies with robust and  vertical organizational models.

Flexible hours or even part-time 

We have already mentioned earlier that people who have a better work-life balance  are more productive. This fact is supported by multiple studies, and in several countries around the world, working hours have been reduced to enjoy the benefits

Greater reward for results 

Now the concept of “work” is not limited to an activity that is carried out in an office  for a certain time, but to a process aimed at achieving results. It is therefore  necessary for the compensation system to change. It should no longer be focused  on the hours worked, but on rewarding the results that help companies reach 

their goal

Increased confidence in employees 

Today’s new ways of working have revealed how important it is to build trust in  employees. Now that most operations are done remotely, it is necessary to build trust among team members so that there is feedback that allows everyone to be  more productive and creative. 

This will generate greater feedback from workers and relationships will be more  fruitful. 

Cloudworks is committed to the new ways of working 

If you want to immerse yourself in this new type of work of the future, we offer you  our alternatives so that you can give 100% and be motivated. At Cloudworks we  have several offices in Barcelona and Madrid so you can combine between several  employment options. 

Whether you work remotely by alternating home and office, or if you are a  freelancer, our offer of coworking offices is the option that best suits your needs.  If you are looking for a quality and comfortable place to do your job as you should,  do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!