Presentation Title

Remote Work and Its Sustainability Impact

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Pamela Martin, Political Science

Major

Intelligence & National Security Studies

Presentation Abstract

Working remotely has huge sustainability impacts locally and globally. Though remote work is not a new concept, mandated lock-down restrictions at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic prevented most citizens from working in their business offices. As a result, companies were challenged to re-evaluate their practices and determine whether their employees could work from home. In reviewing all the benefits of remote work, such as less commuting, flexible work schedules, lower fuel emissions, less office building space, and a more diverse workforce, we experienced these changes first-hand interning remotely for the Mercom Corporation. This research is followed by first-hand experience interning remotely for Mercom Corporation. Mercom Corporation is a technology firm specializing in providing solutions to the Federal government. The Sustainability Development Goals (SDG): nine; industry, innovation, and infrastructure, eight; decent work and economic growth, and seventeen; partnerships to achieve the goal; all reflect what remote work is doing in meeting these goals locally and globally. While interning at Mercom, SDG goal nine innovation is actively implemented while supplying the federal government's IT needs. This, in turn, fosters innovation by allowing the government to have the right equipment to grow. SDG goal eight is impacted by remote work by allowing flexible work schedules and lower fuel emissions to affect the economy positively. SDG goal seventeen is implemented by allowing a more diverse workforce. Remote work allows inclusivity for different minds, ideas, and approaches to come together. This research will highlight how employers shift to a remote workforce and the positive effects on the environment and employees.

Location

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

Start Date

12-4-2022 4:30 PM

End Date

12-4-2022 4:50 PM

Disciplines

Political Science | Sustainability

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Remote Work and Its Sustainability Impact

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

Working remotely has huge sustainability impacts locally and globally. Though remote work is not a new concept, mandated lock-down restrictions at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic prevented most citizens from working in their business offices. As a result, companies were challenged to re-evaluate their practices and determine whether their employees could work from home. In reviewing all the benefits of remote work, such as less commuting, flexible work schedules, lower fuel emissions, less office building space, and a more diverse workforce, we experienced these changes first-hand interning remotely for the Mercom Corporation. This research is followed by first-hand experience interning remotely for Mercom Corporation. Mercom Corporation is a technology firm specializing in providing solutions to the Federal government. The Sustainability Development Goals (SDG): nine; industry, innovation, and infrastructure, eight; decent work and economic growth, and seventeen; partnerships to achieve the goal; all reflect what remote work is doing in meeting these goals locally and globally. While interning at Mercom, SDG goal nine innovation is actively implemented while supplying the federal government's IT needs. This, in turn, fosters innovation by allowing the government to have the right equipment to grow. SDG goal eight is impacted by remote work by allowing flexible work schedules and lower fuel emissions to affect the economy positively. SDG goal seventeen is implemented by allowing a more diverse workforce. Remote work allows inclusivity for different minds, ideas, and approaches to come together. This research will highlight how employers shift to a remote workforce and the positive effects on the environment and employees.