A recent study by the Bank of Spain (BDE), considers that there is ample scope to increase teleworking in many sectors.
According to the article “El teletrabajo en España” published by the entity, 30.6% of the employed could telework, at least occasionally, which is 22.3 percentage points more than at present.
In the study, the possibility of teleworking is analysed according to several factors, including the type of work to be done and the degree of preparation of the company to allow this activity to be carried out remotely. There is a high heterogeneity in the possibility of working remotely according to the occupation.
Many pioneering and innovative companies were already investing in new technologies before the crisis, convinced of the need for digital transformation. Among those that had not done so, the current environment has climbed to the top of their priorities, the search for solutions that allow them to continue with their activity. Solutions, to facilitate the tasks of advice, training, auditing or remote consultation, improving the level of service and response time and reducing to a maximum the travel of their professionals.
Augmented Reality applied to video communication, allows remote and real-time connection between professionals, reducing unnecessary travel, improving response time and facilitating remote work.
The expert can make precise indications on the video so that the technician, from his smartglasses or from his smartphone or tablet, can see exactly what is being indicated, using the virtual pointer, with drawings or text on the video.
Notices or messages can be inserted to make communication faster and more effective, also allowing voice to text transcription and translation in real time, facilitating communication in an international environment.
In the Bank of Spain study, it was analysed that up to 60% of directors, managers, technicians and professionals had the possibility of working remotely in the period analysed in the study. However, a much smaller proportion were other professionals such as protection personnel, service workers, plant and machinery operators, low-skilled workers, military personnel, accountants and administrative staff.