The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have made work from home an imperative for educational institutions, IT sectors, and several industries. The research said work from home is likely to be constant even in a post-COVID-19 future. At least for the next two years as we go through the cycle of lockdowns and containment, we will go in and out of work from home. In reality, though much of the focus is tagged with the term, “work from home”, it is actually “work from Anywhere”. This trend is not new, it has been in practice in the IT industries for many years. Automobile products have been launched for several years through virtual mode. Recently, MG motor launched the ‘Hector’ brand in India, and they attempted to sell cars largely online.
Educational institutions have been taking classes online. The teachers are taking their classes through the remoted channels from their homes. As a sudden adoption, schools, colleges, varsities are facing problems to cope up with the new method. With the help of emerging technologies, like AR, VR, MR, and AI, ML those hindrances can be mitigated. It might undergo certain kinds of transformation, maybe there would be thousands of people or would not be people working in the same one building. Laptop, mobile phone screen has turned into the stage, the home has become an auditorium.
Audience Etiquette no longer matters, you can lounge on the couch and watch your favorite artiste performance. You can like to share or comment to express your appreciation and meet face to face through an online connection. The Pandemic and thereafter the lockdown has altered the way we engage with the arts, culture, education, and lively hood to the other individual or community through the digital medium to reach out.
OFFLINE MODE OF BUSINESSES
With the lockdown bringing shut down many business centers, shops and showrooms, malls, tourism—all sorts of offline engagements are barred. These inconveniences are not well due to the uncertainty created by job losses due to pandemic. Rather, this pandemic accelerates and catalyze it further. With the uneven distribution of skills across the world, this phenomenon has been gaining momentum for the last few years. During the lockdown, most of the IT offices have done their works from home remotely.
STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE
The tiny micro-living Virus has brought us mighty beings to our knees. We have been forced to retreat and stay within the confines of our homes. There is fear in the air, a word that cannot be found in our dictionaries. It has slowed us down, allowing the rest of the species to catch up. The hunter has become the hunted. The destroyer has become destructible. The balance of power has changed. But we will be back. We will return with more audacity than ever before.