Cryptotask

The Largest-Ever Work from Home Experiment - Part 2

The Largest-Ever Work from Home Experiment - Part 2

task

EXPIRED


YUP icon 10000


How are rewards distributed? Learn more

7

Upvotes
Remaining

Show comments I upvoted

The Largest-Ever Work from Home Experiment - Part 2

Rewards

No YUP/tokens awarded

 

Back on February 19th, 2020 we covered an article regarding how companies in Singapore, Hong Kong & China were having people work from home. At the time it was an unprecedented experiment. Now, one month later it’s not limited to just 3 countries. It’s now becoming the largest global experiment in our modern-day history. This may bring the needed change of the rooted 9 to 5 office job.

 

Comparing different Pandemic Eras

Yes, there were other times where a pandemic occurred and we can’t even imagine how that must have been. The Spanish Flu in 1918 infected around 1.8 billion people, roughly 27% of the global population and killing around 100 million. This was during war-time (WW1) and governments globally censored the disease to sustain the war efforts morale leaving many unaware of the risks. However, papers were free to report the epidemic’s effects in neutral Spain, thus giving the name “Spanish” flu. Today it is still unknown where the disease originated.

This was very different in what we are seeing now. Everyone who was not fighting in the front line had jobs primarily working for the war machine. You got sick with the flu, you recovered, you then went back to the factory. A lot of people were financially hurt by this.

Today with many jobs being on your computer, we can quarantine and still work without leaving the home. We have work accessibility through instant global communication. Some say the media is overhyping and causing panic, but instead we should appreciate the warning. We should in fact be more proud of how we are handling this in today’s era.

 

Sacrificing the short term economy to save the long term

Yes, this will briefly affect the economy, but we are talking about saving lives for the many of us who are working from home. We are saving economic costs for the long term rather than the short term. We will expect that those who can’t work from home or become sick will get government support. As of most recently, we are seeing the first steps in the US

from the announcement of President Trump’s payroll tax cut plan.

For the first time, we will see how we will cope with millions of people working from home. The downtown business office job will be an eerie ghost town except for a few. So how will working from home benefit after examining this global work experiment? For starters, if you are a US resident, you just saved an hour of your day.

 

Commuting is becoming more of an issue

The average commute to work has reached an all-time record. On average, a US resident drives 27 minutes to work. That is almost one whole hour stuck in a machine that is coughing up Co2 into the atmosphere. This is one whole hour away from friends, family and additional work. And there’s a reason travel is getting longer and longer to commute.

The geographical concentration of jobs within the US are clustered in rich cities. When we look at venture-backed investments, 80% goes to just three states. Massachusetts, New York, and California. Seventy percent of internet jobs are either located in the area between Washington and Boston or the crescent between Seattle and Phoenix.

 

Companies are missing out on a range of talented people

With the majority of the middle class unable to afford nor find an opening near such wealthy metro areas, companies miss out on a range of talented people. These people either need to commute long distances or not work at all for them. This displaces the American worker.

In fact, companies become restricted to only hire people from the same socioeconomic pool who share the same ideas and blind spots. Companies thus lack a homogenous culture of distributed knowledge and experience. Diversity comes from the interaction of different communities spurring creativity. A company that develops remote work features for their employees can bring that much needed diversity.

Will the COVID-19 pandemic bring vast changes to our rooted 9 to 5 office job? Only time will tell. One thing is for sure, we have been heading in that direction for some time, it really comes down to whether this will speed up policies from companies to allow remote work. Here at CryptoTask, we are building an application specifically for the freelancer and remote worker connecting businesses to hire and communicate with the worker.

 

What is CryptoTask?

CT is a decentralized freelance market ecosystem skipping 3rd party fees by directly connecting hirees and applicants peer to peer. CT uses a commercially scalable consensus mechanism with a reviewer board selection built into the blockchain. This means job disputes are resolved much faster and cheaper, while your reputation is stored on blockchain technology and there is no arbitrary censorship or hidden tampering, such as hidden boosting, something that centralised platforms are infamous for.

Make sure to check out our website and create your profile. You can also follow us on Telegram & Twitter to keep up to date with our launch preparations. Thanks for reading! 

We look forward to reading your comments on the subject. What's your opinion?





23 COMMENTS 125 VOTES

Most recent Most voted Most verbose

Tebogo Lucas new user

This is something that has been in the pipeline for years, We had discussions of robots replacing human jobs for some time now, McDonald's for example with self-help terminals, we see it at Cinemas, etc....
This is the time to start upskilling and aligning ourselves for remote opportunities

4 months ago

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago

With the virus spreading everywhere and more than 400,000 people infected, I think this will help out a lot. 

4 months ago

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago

Ngene Obinna expert

with the way the virus is going and the world is been affected greatly many companies may decide to adapt theses system and after the a cure has been found these companys may want to continue with these system of worker working from home whille others may not agree as the company may not have full supervision on the progress of the woorkers in their daily activities 

4 months ago

A lot of companies and firms may see this system as being more profitable at the end of this crisis and may decide to adapt this system as a permanent system operation while other may go back to their previous system of operation as they may realize the great importance of having workers from the office 

4 months ago

Rapheal N guru

From these articles and also from what we have been seeing that has been happening around there will surely be a big change in the way work is viewed. Here in Nigeria there has just been under 20 confirmed cases but drastic measures have already been taken, schools are closed down, churches and so on and also a lot of companies are going remote except those that really need to be in the office. One thing that i am sure in all this is that after this event has died down a lot of companies will leave things this way or adopt a principle that is around these.

I know that depending on the run of these the effect will either be good or bad, if it continues for a long time it will lead to a bad effect, if it ends anytime soon then there will be positive aftermath from all of this.

Just looking and hoping for the best from all of this.

 

4 months ago

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago

vignesh varan new user

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago

Karen M guru

These art difficult times for so many people in many countries. Here in my area, many 'non-essential' emoyees are being told to work from home. Sad that it has come to this but maybe once the CoVid 19 is behind us, more companies will realize they can have remote workers.

4 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

I remember when part 1 of the largest work from home   experiment was posted. Though I believed something like that would happen, it seemed so imaginary. Fast forward to March and we've all seen what's happening. When part 1 was posted, my country hadn't recorded any case of COVID-19. Last week, we recorded our first two cases with the number jumping to 6 on Sunday 15th March, prompting our President to declare COVID-19 a national emergency and ordering the closure of all schools with immediate effect. State institutions, private institutions and other working companies weren't exempted. As at the time of writing (19th March) we've recorded our 11th case. 

From what is happening I believe companies here will start adopting the work from home method if the situation persists (which is highly likely). Now this is a very rare practice here but dire consequences require dire solutions and I see most companies heading towards that. 

A lot of changes and shakeups are happening as a result of this pandemic and when it's over (which I pray occurs soon) they'll be here to stay. The health  industry won't be the same after this. So will the education, music, finance, tourism, transportation and agricultural industries. How we view all these won't be the same.

Cryptotask has a very big role to play during this period. With more people confined to their homes, there has never been such a good time to leverage work from home jobs. I hope more jobs of varying professions are posted regularly. We'll be anticipating them. Stay safe y'all.

4 months ago

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago

This pandemic has affected the world unlike any other plague outbreak in the past, albeit all the awareness and medical technology that is contantly at work in order to prevent the spread. The COVID-19 spread like wildfire right in early/mid February 2020. The world feels like it has been closed, and more than half of all the countries have gone into, if not completely, total lockdown. Companies and firms have been shifted to remote working. I work at one of the leading essay writing companies - Genuine Essay, and just a couple of weeks back, all of us were told to work remotely from home until the situation settles down a bit. The world feels so strange. It feels like a dystopian era...

4 months ago

Rapheal N guru

it will be easy to write articles from home.

4 months ago

This is the age of robots in effect eliminating some of the magical talents of human resources, actually this era is more likely to be bad, because some human resources are only used when robots break down, But nothing like that would render human resources useless. Not to mention the current lively talk of covid 19, which brought economic losses to ruin.

4 months ago

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago

Arina Levadnaya new user

The platform seems to be in "beta@ version niw, but it is interesting.

4 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

With the growing spread of the coronavirus (covid-19) there will be a growing need of freelancers but in the long run, if this continues the decline will start and a saturation point will be reached where only a few persons will be in fact working. because when there is no movement physically everything collapses.

Because if you look at it critically in the long run only government agencies might be able to function because there will be nothing on the news, there will be no delivery services, there will be no sports, hotels, schools, and such are closed down and such there will be nothing to work and nothing to work for, so, all in all, there might be a decline in everything work.

The good news in all this as also seen form the last article is that for these months if the working at home agenda were to produce the same amount or more amount of work that it might be added to some company mode of operation to reduce office size and thus rent and capital and also to make working easier.

So all in all this will have both a good effect and also a bad one.

4 months ago

Rapheal N guru

yea raph, waiting for the best in all of this.

4 months ago

Rapheal N guru

nice write up.

4 months ago

RohtasMasti new user

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago

bon bon new user

This comment is not available, it has been removed for violating the code of conduct

4 months ago