The future of remote work will depend on the type of industry and job role

The cost savings from working remotely are attractive as employers do not have to pay rent for office space, building technology, and transportation compensation.

Hybrid and remote working models are likely to continue through 2022, but the proportion of workers teleworking or working in a physical office will still depend on the type of industry and their respective roles, the Employers’ Association of Thai Trade and Industry (EconThai .). ).

The cost savings from remote working are attractive to employers as they do not have to pay rent for office space and building utilities and compensate workers for gasoline and tolls for transportation, said Tanit Sorat, vice chairwoman of EconThai.

“Many workplaces in the US have switched to a 100 percent remote working model. That may not be realistic for Thailand yet, but more and more companies are certainly looking for ways to increase remote and hybrid work. We no longer need everyone who appears in the office at the same time, ”said Sorat.

A remote working environment has inspired many young workers to start technology startups, he said, noting that “some people who work from home eventually want to freelance because they know that they can “.

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“Many IT professionals have already done this. Business owners also want to fully outsource some departments to reduce overhead costs. Outsourcing in this context would include highly skilled talent, not just factory workers. ”

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