Over the past year, remote work has taken over the world by storm. What’s interesting to think about is whether or not this remote environment will, or should, remain a dominant work style long after the pandemic is over.
At first glance, it may seem like having employees work from home would decrease productivity, but the opposite is actually true. A study from Stanford University found that working from home actually increased productivity by 13%! A large part of this is due to the fact that individuals can have more control over their hours and have fewer distractions than compared to the office space. This leads to less breaks and better focus on work, causing overall improved performance for the entire business.
Remote work tends to be a big money saver. When running a company, the cost of keeping an office space or a building can be pretty high. From rent to utilities to office supplies and more, there’s a lot of incurred costs that go into running an effective office space. By switching to remote work, however, companies can save up to $11,000 per employee. Talk about savings.
It’s just not companies that benefit, but employees too. Working in an office can add up to a lot of costs, such as transportation and group lunches. Eliminating the need for gas money and the temptation to purchase food adds up over time. More money means individuals can spend in other areas of their lives, which tends to make employees happier. Speaking of…
When employees work from home, they tend to be happier and less stressed. Even working only one day from home has improved benefits on people. The pressure of working in an office space and needing to perform a specific way can add up to people’s mental health. By alleviating some of that pressure with remote work, employees end up happier and more productive.
Remote Work is Successful
Many businesses were, or currently still are, skeptical about the shift to remote work. Some fear that it may hurt their business, but a study by PwC has found that 83% of employers say the shift to remote work has been successful for their company. Not only are employers seeing increased productivity, but employees have more flexible schedules, allowing them to work on projects as they see fit.
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While each industry and business will have different needs, it seems like remote work is the way forward. With it’s amazing benefits and increased demenad, it’s only a matter of time before remote work becomes the dominant way we perform business.
And we look forward to every step of the way.