The trend of remote work has become increasingly popular in recent years, as technology has made it easier for companies to run and manage operations from anywhere in the world.
For some companies, however, this is a relatively new concept and they may not have the infrastructure or experience necessary to effectively enable remote working. As such, there have been cases where a company decides to reverse their policy on remote work after initially offering it to their employees.
This can be a major disappointment for employees who have come to rely on the flexibility and convenience that remote work offers them.
Assess the options
When faced with this situation, employees should first assess what options are available to them within the company. If they are still in need of flexible hours or a more relaxed environment than office life provides, they may be able to negotiate alternative arrangements with their employer.
This could involve working from home one day a week or during certain hours of the day, or having more flexible deadlines for projects and tasks. The key is to communicate honestly with your employer about what you need and why it’s important to you so that you can reach an amicable agreement that suits both parties.
Look for better opportunities
If it isn’t possible to make alternative arrangements with your employer, then you should consider looking for other opportunities outside of the company where you can continue working remotely if desired.
Companies such as Upwork and Zoom offer opportunities for freelancers and professionals looking for flexible shifts and work-from-home jobs. Additionally, many startups are now jumping on the bandwagon of offering remote positions amongst their team members, so these could be worth considering as well if your skill set allows it.
It’s also worth exploring job sites or career pages on company websites which offer roles with ‘remote’ included in their job description. This could be an indication that they are open to allowing employees some level of telecommuting when needed or at least having some form of virtual meetings via video conference calls etc.
This would still provide some level of flexibility to those wishing to continue working remotely even after their current employer has reversed its decision on allowing staff members these rights.
Consider starting your own business
Lastly, another option would be to look into starting up your own business online or taking up part-time gigs such as freelance writing or design work for local businesses which do not require any physical presence at their premises during normal office hours.
This way you’ll still have control over how much time you want/need to dedicate each day while reaping all the benefits associated with being self employed without necessarily having any long term commitments attached (such as contracts).
Whichever solution you decide is best suited for your circumstances, remember that there are always other options available when facing challenges like this provided that you take the time out assess each one thoroughly before committing yourself too heavily.
After all no two situations are exactly alike so what works best for someone else may not necessarily be ideal for yourself!