For years, millennial employees have been requesting their employers to implement work-from-home policies. Some companies listened to them, some did not. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, many companies were forced to send their employees home and embrace remote working. Those who listened to their young workers were the quickest to adapt to the new reality.
One example is Rich Cavagnaro, CEO of Adedge Water Technologies. He said he respected the viewpoints of their younger workers and their transition to remote working went so smoothly because they have promoted several millennials to management positions.
Other companies that were forced to adopt remote working arrangements built on cloud technologies learned that video conferences and virtual meetings can be just as good as the real thing. They also realized that they can no longer run their businesses as they did 10 or 20 years ago if they want to remain competitive and attract top talents.