Traditional figures of authority in the
typical workplace of a few decades ago would probably lose their heads
wondering how people are working today as they take note of the various,
glaring differences which have swept through the evolved contemporary corporate
There is an increasing focus away from
traditions and operational structures such as clocking-in at a certain time of
the morning and then knocking-off after a soul-crushing day’s work, moving more
towards focussing on tasks. So it becomes a matter of being free to leave or do
something else once your allocated tasks for the day have been completed.
subsequent freedom to work remotely
Some employees manage to get their bosses
to free them completely from having to come in to the office each day,
ultimately working remotely from home or from anywhere in the entire world
where they can access the internet. Obviously only certain types of jobs can be
done remotely, but those jobs which can be done remotely have given birth to an
entire culture of freelance workers who identify as digital nomads.
Some workers who have the potential to work
remotely still choose to come in to a fixed workplace, citing productivity
reasons and just separating their personal life from their work-life
officially. Others simply don’t have the discipline to sit themselves down and
get the work required of them done in an environment that’s unlike their
official workplace, while some workers whose work doesn’t involve anything that
can be done remotely settle for flexi-hours as a result of this more task-based
approach to contemporary work.
Naturally the technology sector would come
to the party in keeping up with the changing face of the corporate workforce
and in some instances even going as far as shaping it, with collaborative
technology such as task-management software that runs in the cloud or
synchronises workflow data remotely in this way.
One would have thought that with the
changing face of the corporate workforce, which is now characterised more by
work that plays out away from a typical workplace structure, certain
professionals such as workers’ compensation lawyers would be rendered
irrelevant. On the contrary – if anything, the offices of workers’ compensation
law firm offices such as those of Snow
Carpio Weekley are busier than ever before, albeit with more challenging cases,
but cases which are more likely to result in the desired outcome of the injured
worker getting compensated. This is because of one simple reason, that being
that as a member of a remote workforce team, your ‘workplace’ typically expands
and in certain respects incorporates any and every environment in which you
actually conduct your work.
All of this is within subjective reason, of
course, because while it may not be your fault that you get injured working out
of a McDonald’s for instance, the compensation lawyers might have a case to
claim against both your employer for whom you were completing your work in that
McDonald’s, in addition to claiming from the McDonald’s itself.