Since the coronavirus outbreak, more people than ever are working from home, so it’s crucial to perfect the virtual dynamic.
In 2019, 1 in 10 employees worked from home at least one time each week; however, the pandemic has caused those numbers to spike. In fact, 67% of employers are now actively ensuring that jobs previously in-office can be done from home. Employees are ready for the future of work.
Employees tend to enjoy their jobs more when they are free from pressure. As more companies make remote working a comfortable environment, employees are increasing their engagement with the style of work. 77% of remote workers report that they are more productive now than when they worked in physical offices. Most of this is from the fact that working remotely frees people from the noise, chatty coworkers, and miscellaneous requests that constantly interrupt people in offices.
The most obvious advantage to a company’s bottom line is the savings in office-related expenses. There are other advantages, however. For instance, another hidden gem is increased productivity when employees are no longer on long commutes. If you hire the right people, you will actually get a better yield on time spent.
There are many other reasons employees and business leaders feel remote work provides greater outcomes than traditional office work. When workers compared remote work to traditional settings, 91% experienced a better work-life balance, 78% felt less stressed, and 79% boosted their productivity.
A remote workforce can result in more cash flow and greater productivity, increasing a company’s bottom line. Allowing people to work remotely often cuts overhead by reducing expenses, such as a larger office space. Greater productivity, which again increases the bottom line, is typically achieved because employees have the freedom to work at their own pace, knowing they have a job to complete.
From NDC’s experience, remote team members have allowed our company to recruit from a larger talent pool nationwide versus being limited to the geographic location where our office is located.
The bottom line is that there truly is an advantage to allowing employees to work remotely in these modern times.