The Benefits of Remote Work: Trading Cubicles For the Comfort of Home
Long commutes, early mornings and packed lunches. These are just a few things that we’ve all experienced as a result of having to head to the office. This doesn’t have to be the only way though! For generations, the work force has been content with having to travel to their place of employment and work in an office; but times are changing! We have access to the internet. We are capable of communicating without the need of physical contact.
Productivity increases? Really? yes it does. Whilst some may assume that leaving employees to their own devices and tempo may reduce productivity, this turns out not to be the case. By eliminating the necessity of driving to and from work, as well as the distraction of office politics, gossip, breaks, and other things, an employee essentially reduces the amount of time spent not being productive, and as a result, increases their work efficiency.
- Employee Happiness and Health
3. Quality Work
Utilising remote work enables employees to work much more efficiently, thus increasing the quality of work produced. This isn’t the only way that remote work can enable better quality of work for an employer however. By advertising and offering remote jobs, employers enable themselves to outsource the most talented individuals for the job. Additionally, by providing work that can be done remotely, maintenance of quality workers is ensured as they are more likely to be satisfied with their working conditions, and subsequently happy with their jobs.
By enabling remote work to be done at your company, you enable your employees to have a greater amount of freedom with their daily lives. Planning around events like a child’s soccer game, a doctors appointment and family crisis, is made increasingly easier. Without the need of having to travel to work, employees are essentially able to work wherever they are, provided they have the right equipment, thus making it significantly easier for them to plan and navigate their lives, without needing to use sick days or request time off.