Headline, June 12 2021/ ''' '' JOBS HOMECOMING JOSH '' '''


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HARVARD RESEARCHER RAJ CHOWDHURY - has produced this unique and exhilarating paper : '' Our Work From Anywhere Future.'' 

This is simply great news for highly-skilled workers in the non-Western world - the Developing World. The reason is very simple : as work from anywhere becomes increasingly dominant in the West and people work from their office headquarters, - it grandly follows that a worker can also be found anywhere.

As more and more of the Western world gets vaccinated, the predictions about the post-Covid-19 world are now being tested against reality. 

In the early days of the pandemic, when a lot of the Western world was hit hard by the virus and when there was practically no way in sight to fight off the virus, most employers sent their white-collar workers home from office.

Working from home was the only way to be safe and also work. Officer towers across the United States and, in fact, much of the Western world emptied out and a creepy silence permeated the once busy hallways and conference rooms.

NOW, there is a vaccine, and people are getting vaccinated, employers are trying to bring their employees back to work. However, it seems that workers in America are not really interested in coming back. Research shows that a large percentage of employees would prefer to quit their jobs altogether than return to the office as full-time workers.

Working from home for over a year had, it appeared, led to some rethinking among many people who had otherwise been trapped in the daily grind. They no longer had to make arduous commutes, which in places like New York City would some - times take two hours each way.

They longer had to spend and invest in a work wardrobe, they did not have to buy lunch or snacks and, perhaps most importantly, they did not have to put up with annoying co-workers or micro-managing bosses in offices.

The connectivity revolution and the technological advancements meant they could communicate often and easily with work team members and hand-held devices meant they were always available during the workday.

Going back to the way things were was simply not on the agenda, they would rather get another job than revert to their previous ways of working.

The emerging labour shortage in the United States meant that they really could quit and go to another employer who permitted them to either work from home full-time or have have a hybrid work model that allowed them to work from home one or two days a week.

Simply put, instead of global labour mobility being the basis for workers to go where jobs are, the jobs could easily go where the workers are. If a company is looking for software engineers and remote work is the norm for them, they can just as well hire that engineer from any part or place in the world.
As Raj Chaudhry points out, they will do away with the need for ''employment visas''. No one will have to stand in line for the scant number of H-IB highly skilled-worker visas; they could start immediately from just about anywhere.

Like with anything, there is a downside. Already some companies that are permitting their employees to work from home are considering pay cuts. Facebook, for instance, has told its workers that they can work from anywhere but those moving out of the extremely expensive Silicon Valley area would see a pay cut based on where they were actually choosing to live.

Translated globally, this would mean that companies hiring talent from the Developing World, would pay a salary based on the local white-collar labour.
Western governments are already preparing for this work from anywhere scenario.

For instance, a huge agenda item that was agreed by the G-7 countries recently has been a mini-mum tax that corporations would have to pay regardless of where they choose to operate. The move is very pointedly targeting a future where non-Western governments try to attract corporations to hire from their workforce by waiving taxes on the corporation concerned.

The country where the corporation is headquartered [which would be a Western government most of the time] will levy the tax and collect it from the multinational.

Competition for filling jobs is now likely to become global, and Western governments want to make sure that they come out ahead.

There are things that the Developing World can do to develop and organize its own highly skilled workforce so that it would become more attractive to foreign employers who are looking to fill work from anywhere job slots.

The world is on the cusp of a tremendous change, where work and employment are likely to be transformed. Highly skilled workers / students from the Developing World have been throughout the past, disadvantaged owing to their geographic locations, can really shine in this new budding environment.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research On The State of the World and the Future, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Attorney Rafia Zakaria.

With respectful dedication to the Thinkers, Leaders, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - the Ecosystem 2011 :

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