Dr Ransford Davidson, business relationship and sales manager at JN Bank says the new work-from-home model, which has been adopted by several organisations across Jamaica, due to the global health pandemic, is the future of work.
Noting that his own organisation, The Jamaica National Group has instituted a permanent work-from-home arrangement for almost 70 per cent of its employees, Dr Davidson is encouraging more organisations to embrace the new mode of operation.
He was speaking recently at the finals of the all-island administrative professional and boss of the year for 2021 to 2022 competition, which was held via Zoom, under the theme: ‘Navigating Beyond Barriers’. Administrative Professionals Week is being observed from April 18 to 24.
“As we can all relate, the past year has caused us to navigate in ways we never needed to before, because of obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic has created for us. We experienced the sudden transformation of the workplace, as we were thrust into a new mode of operation facilitated by communication technologies. This, as we sought to work in a safer environment to reduce our exposure to the virus,” he pointed out.