The COVID pandemic of 2020 increased the popularity of remote work significantly than we could have thought or imagined. Although remote work has been present for many years and was a trend on the rise, the astronomic increase in popularity fueled by the pandemic has made many people see it as the future of the workplace.
Many organizations today, and professionals across different sectors everywhere globally, are either working from home already or making arrangements to make it possible shortly.
Wanna see the work from home statistics?
- 80 million (58%) Americans are currently working remotely.
- Productivity in remote work has increased by 62%
- By 2025, 70% of the US workforce will be working remotely.
If you’re reading this article, it is a clear sign that you are considering following in the steps of millions of people and business organizations that have adopted the work-from-home model in the last year or so. The benefits of working remotely that we will be discussing in this article are the reasons why you shouldn’t give it a second thought.
The Benefits Of Working Remotely: Should You Consider Going Completely Online?
People that work remotely tend to have a higher productivity level than those working from an office space. There are several reasons why remote workers are more productive, and one of them is that they have lesser distractions around them. For example, a remote worker will not have anyone come up to their desk while they are working to discuss trivial matters or engage them in discussions that don’t interest them or add any value to them, their work, and the organization.
Also, with remote work, workers have a more flexible work timeline and are not restricted to the 9-5 pm that restricts office workers. Remote workers can work at any time of the day that they feel they are more productive. This flexibility doesn’t bother employers as long as they can complete the task within the stipulated time and not compromise the company’s schedule.
Improved work-life balance
Working from home means that people have more time to spend with their family. This is something that office workers lack due to the rigid 9-5 system and the commuting time. For a remote worker, there’s the possibility to create schedules that you can use to achieve a perfect balance with your professional and personal life.
The lack of daily commutation to work allows you to save a lot of time, possibly hours, that you can later spend with your family. This extra time you get every day also allows you to manage your life in the way that pleases you. So remote workers live a happier life, and they are mostly satisfied with their jobs. This is beneficial to the organization because satisfied employees are easier to retain, and thus, they are able to keep their employee retention rate at a healthy ratio.
It is challenging for an office worker to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is common among many office workers that their daily routine and hustle to meet up with their office assignments does not allow them to live healthily, such as eating balanced meals (especially for breakfast and lunch), sleeping healthily, etc. However, a remote worker cannot have any of these complaints.
Working from home cuts off many activities from your daily routine that keep you excessively busy and unaware of your health, such as commuting to work, having to wake up very early to prepare for work to prevent being late, etc. This allows remote workers to save considerable time. As a result, they are able to live a healthier lifestyle. They have more time to sleep and cook balanced meals. They also have time to socialize, which contributes to their overall wellness. They can hold several exercise sessions, take breaks in-between work, etc. They have time on their hands to do anything they need to do to keep themselves healthy, which is lacking in office workers.
It saves more money and reduces carbon footprint.
Another exciting benefit of remote work is that it allows you to spend less and save more, so you have enough to take on other projects. Imagine a life where you don’t have to pay daily transportation bills, vehicle maintenance, parking tickets, eat lunch at a fancy restaurant every day, etc. Well, you don’t have to imagine it. That’s the life that remote workers live. So you’re able to save a lot of money.
Also, you are reducing your carbon footprint by working remotely since you won’t need to take your vehicle out every morning of the week. This allows you to save fuel, but beyond this, you will also be protecting the environment.
There are certainly benefits to working remotely. If you are looking to manage your life much better than it is, create a better work-life balance, and remain productive at work, then you should consider the pros of working remotely. There are plenty of benefits of working from home for moms! There are several benefits of remote work, and a few have been discussed already. Of course, it is not without its demerits, but the pros outweigh the cons considerably.
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