There is no doubt that COVID-19 accelerated the remote work revolution by removing the last barriers to remote work adoption.
Terminal has published their inaugural Remote Leadership Report which reveals that, despite early success, the vast majority of engineering-driven companies are not equipped for a long-term shift to remote work.
The research explores how company HR and engineering leaders have navigated the rapid and forced shift to a remote workforce due to COVID-19 and their outlook in managing a remote workforce over the long-term.
In exploring HR and engineering leaders’ strategic plans and decisions around building remote processes and culture, the study revealed that 95% of HR and engineer leaders believe that they successfully navigated the transition to a remote workforce through COVID.
However, the data also shows that leaders’ actions contradict their perception: Most have invested little to no time or resources in building a remote work process, structure and culture long-term.
“The remote work movement is here to stay. Top tech talent can now work from anywhere, which means a company’s talent strategy is inherently intertwined with their remote strategy,” said Clay Kellogg, CEO of Terminal.
“Yet, just 27% of engineering and HR leaders say they have a strong and thriving remote culture today, and many lack the expertise to create one. Now is the time for companies to invest in a comprehensive remote work strategy that encompasses culture and infrastructure, so they can attract and retain engineering leadership to fuel sustained innovation through the COVID-19 era and beyond.”
Check out the complete report online here.