How COVID-19 has impacted the future of remote work? — MoLo

How COVID-19 has impacted the future of remote work?


Our CEO Andrew Silver talked all things remote work with Built In Chicago: from his preconceived notions to the future of remote work. 

Whats a preconceived notion you had about remote work prior to COVID-19? 

Prior to going remote in mid-March 2020, I had some reservations about working from home. Our line of work is predicated on collaboration and teamwork, and the fast-paced energy of a brokerage is such an important part of what we do. I wasn’t sure that could translate to a remote environment. Our business is young — we’re still establishing who we are, and I didn’t want that culture to get lost if people worked from home. 

How has your opinion shifted since transitioning to a fully or partially remote workforce, and what does this mean for the future of your business? 

Now that I’ve seen what our team can accomplish remotely, my opinion on remote work has changed. Our business has more than doubled since March, despite challenging market conditions and COVID-19.  

If you hire the right people and give them the right tools, they can succeed in any environment.” 

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about our people this year, it’s that their resilience is second to none. No matter the obstacle, they have continued to show up every day and execute, and it’s proven to me that if you hire the right people and give them the right tools, they can succeed in any environment. It’s not about where they are, it’s about who they are. 

I’m looking forward to the day we can safely be together again in the office, but if people find that they’re more productive or happier working from home full time, I’m comfortable with that.