Working remotely is on the rise. One in five workers around the globe telecommute frequently and nearly 10% work from home every day. Having the ability to work outside of a corporate office has been feasible for a few decades, however working remotely is only now becoming mainstream. Remote working is based on the concept that work does not need to be done in a specific place to be executed successfully. You may have even heard the phrase tossed around in casual conversation: “I’m working remotely now!” or “I’ve been able to travel and take my job with me!” You nod your head as you listen to these people tell of the flexibility it gives their lifestyles and the benefits that they’ve seen in their professional lives because they can work remotely, but you still have a few questions as to why you should.
An employee who works from home, is sure to slack all day and miss deadlines, right? Wrong.
Studies have shown that a remote worker is more productive than in-office workers as they can manage their time effectively without interruptions.
Finding an employee who actually enjoys their daily trek into an office, without having to start their workday with a lengthy commute, crushed in a train, crowded on a bus, or being jostled on a busy city street, saves time which could be used for work.
Remote workers can start earlier and dedicate more time to the job.
Having a brick and mortar office does not make an eco-friendly office. If you calculate the electricity being used to run the office, along with energy-guzzling office equipment, it’s the opposite of being environmentally friendly.
As a remote employer, each member of your workforce working from home greatly reduces their carbon footprint by not having to commute into the office. The energy used to run their home offices is also lessened.
With more time in their workday, remote workers will often incorporate more exercise into their daily routine than office workers, who are either stuck in the office or commuting to and from their place of work. Why does this matter?
Well, a healthy workforce means a more productive one.
Giving your employees the ability to customise their schedule so that they can better balance their professional and personal lives has an interesting outcome: they become grateful. In turn, their gratitude manifests itself in the form of loyalty towards the company. Loyal staff means greater productivity and decreased turnover of staff.
It’s obvious that the benefits of remote work benefit both employers as well as employees. Take the necessary steps to ensure that your company goes to the next level with a remote workforce which we can help implement for you. Contact us today to find out what options we have available to your business.