What are the advantages of remote working?
Companies are increasingly placing their employees in roles where they work remotely. This is also known as a distributed workforce. Many people now work from home, at home-office hybrid locations, or anywhere outside of the office every day. Its a huge advantage for all parties involved—employers can hire talent based on where the talent lives, workers can live outside of the hustle and bustle of the city and still have an income to support their lifestyle and other opportunities and businesses don’t have to pay the high costs that come with having an office.
Better work-life balance
Remote working is all about better work-life balance. No longer do you have to feel guilty for taking a vacation or skipping out for lunch. You can take your holidays and sick days, go on long walks, exercise and be active without having to worry about being late for work or not making it in at all.
One of the biggest benefits of being able to work from home is that you have more control over your schedule. You can set your own hours and take care of errands when you need to rather than having to make time for them during office hours. This means that you don’t have to rush out of work early or stay late just because someone needs something done right away — which is especially beneficial if you have kids or elderly parents who need tending to during the day.
Remote working also means less stress, which will benefit both your body and mind. You’ll be able to sleep better at night knowing that if something comes up in the middle of the day then you can log into your computer from home rather than stressing over whether or not there will be enough time left in the day after an extended commute home before bedtime rolls around again.
One of the biggest benefits of working remotely is the increase in productivity. According to a study by Regus, remote workers are 25% more productive than their office counterparts.
The reason for this is simple: productivity increases when you’re able to work on your own schedule. You don’t have to worry about what you look like or if your hair is messy—you can work as late or early as you want and still be considered “on time”. You also don’t have to worry about driving in traffic or getting stuck at an endless red light. With remote work, there’s no need to go anywhere physically (outside of coffee runs), so there’s no added stress from being outside the comfort zone of your home office space.
More punctual to work
Compared to the average office worker, you’re more likely to be punctual. You have less of a chance of leaving work early and are less likely to take long lunch breaks or go out for drinks after work. This is because remote workers don’t have the same daily commute as their co-workers who work in an office. If you’re working remotely, you can get up and start working earlier than them because there’s no rush hour traffic or train delays holding you back!
You also won’t miss meetings because they were scheduled during your lunch break at an inconvenient time or find yourself running late because someone locked their keys in the car before they left for lunch—and then were hit by a bus while crossing the road trying to hail a cab back into town when it rains outside
Reduced absenteeism and decreased turnover
You’re probably wondering how the remote work environment can improve productivity. It comes down to two reasons:
- Remote workers are more likely to be productive because they have fewer distractions at home and in their community. And there are fewer temptations for them to skip a workout or eat unhealthy food as well!
- Because something like 80 percent of companies report that they experience absenteeism due to bad weather conditions, telecommuters are less likely than their office-bound colleagues (or clients) to miss work due to inclement weather.
Remote workers are happier
Another benefit of remote working is increased happiness among employees. In fact, a study conducted by Staples found that 69% of employees who worked remotely were happy with their job compared to just 43% of those who worked in an office environment! This is likely due to the fact that they’re not spending hours each day commuting and they have more control over how they spend their time each day.
In another study, it was found that 71 percent of respondents said they would be more productive if they could work from home more often. Remote working provides employees with more flexibility and opportunities to do their job well while still having a fulfilling personal life outside of work.
Increased happiness among employees – Working remotely can give employees more control over their schedule and environment, which can lead to higher levels of happiness among workers. A recent Gallup poll found that engagement increases when employees feel like they have control over their schedules and environments.
There are many ways that remote workers can save you money. The first and most obvious savings come from not having to pay for office space and utilities.
The second way is through reduced travel expenses. If you have employees working remotely all over the world, they’re going to need to travel less often than if they were all in one location. In fact, some companies have entire teams working from home offices around the world with no need for them to meet in person at all!
The third way is through reduced overhead expenses such as insurance premiums, utilities and maintenance fees (for example, cleaning or landscaping). A company may choose to rent out office space instead of owning it outright because it’s cheaper.
Flexibility to work anywhere
You can set your own schedule and work from wherever you want. You don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic, or having to take time off from work to attend a meeting in another city. You can even work from the beach if you want!
Remote work allows you to be more productive, too. Studies have shown that employees who are allowed to work from home get an average of 25% more done than those who have to commute every day.
The best part about remote working is that it’s becoming more accepted by employers and employees alike. According to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report, 43% of workers say they want to telecommute at least part-time — a 9% increase since 2012.
On an ending note
Remote working is a great way to help your employees be more productive and have a better work-life balance. It also helps reduce absenteeism, improve punctuality, and reduce turnover. If you think this type of arrangement might be beneficial for you or your organization, we hope that this article has given you some food for thought!
Neoffice Hybrid Workplace Management Solution
Neoffice is built with a suite of workspace tools that help employees choose how and where they work while providing organizations with a platform to manage their hybrid workplace with ease and complete control.
The solution comes with 9 features on one single app – Team planner to manage a collaborative effort for a team, Seat Scheduling, Meeting room Booking, Hot Desking, Car park Slot Booking, Digital cafeteria to pre-order your meals at work, Employee commute solution, Survey forms. All Features are modular and the client can choose to subscribe to the relevant solution.
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