The COVID-19 pandemic forced many workers out of the office and into their homes to do their jobs. Now that the pandemic is slowing, more and more companies want workers to return to the office, but more and more workers want to work remotely.
While there are benefits of being in the office, it seems that the benefits of remote work far outweigh the negatives. Read on to learn more about working remotely and how it can be beneficial to your company.
Studies have found that working remotely boosts employee productivity. The autonomy that remote workers enjoy leads to more work getting done. Even though remote workers take more breaks during the day, they ultimately complete more tasks and spend less time doing unproductive things.
When working remotely, employees can focus on their job more. There are no distractions from coworkers, workplace issues, and time spent commuting. Many employees also focus on their jobs more because they don’t want the ability to work remotely to be taken away.
If you want to make sure your employees are working productively at home, there are plenty of different resources, such as Remote Work Made Simple, that can help.
Decreased Overhead Costs
Brick-and-mortar offices cost money. Equipment, tech, office space, and utility bills all add up. When all, or a majority, of your employees, are working remotely, there are significant cost savings associated with that. Beyond a computer, printer, and other necessary technology, you don’t have to provide all of the other things that you would normally have in an office.
Greater Access to Talent Pools
With remote work, your employees can be anywhere in the country or even the world. By allowing employees to work from home, you have greatly expanded your talent pool, as you might find an excellent job candidate, but they don’t want to relocate.
Relocation isn’t necessary if your company is remote. You can hire the best and the brightest from anywhere in the world and they don’t have to move anywhere.
Many employees refused to go back into the office and instead resigned once employers started demanding they come back as offices started reopening.
Employees found that they were happier at home, it was easier to have a work-life balance, and the lack of a commute, ability to manage personal affairs at home, and the extra time gained from working at home all increased happiness among most employees.
Research shows that happy employees are more productive and make your company more money. If working remotely will make your employees happier and they can be more productive working at home, why would you risk that by requiring them to come back to the office?
The Benefits of Remote Work Far Outweigh the Negatives
There are so many benefits of remote work that it is hard to justify requiring employees to come back to the office. So many jobs can be done and done well, from anywhere.
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