Remote work has a number of benefits for employees and employers including increased productivity, access to better jobs and talent, and lower costs.
Remote work was a global movement before the coronavirus pandemic and only accelerated with it. According to Gallup, nearly 60% of U.S. employees working from home want to continue to do so. 90% of remote workers plan to stay for their careers.
Employees like remote work arrangements because it offers more flexibility and autonomy, both in location and working hours. Remote work doesn’t have to mean working from home. It could mean working from a coffee shop, co-working space, or internationally by taking advantage of remote work visas.
Employers also benefit when they support remote workers. Employers who embrace teleworking aren’t sacrificing performance. They benefit from decreased costs and lower environmental impacts to higher productivity and employee retention.
This article outlines the benefits of remote work for employees and employers.