7 Benefits of Remote Work
Posted on 03/22/21 By Guest Contributor
Working remotely is becoming a more regular occurrence across the globe. Many professionals have been working remotely for over a year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As this continues to be the norm, some companies have told their workers they may never return to the office.
Advantages to Remote Working
So why are companies deciding to ditch the traditional office setting and opting for a fully remote workforce? Keep reading to learn seven incredible benefits to remote working.
1. A Better Work-Life Balance
Many remote jobs come with flexible hours, which means employees can start and end their day as they choose.
A good work-life balance is invaluable because it reduces stress and helps prevent workplace burnout.
2. Less Stress on Commuting
The average daily commute in the United States is 26 minutes, both to and from work. This equates to spending over 9 days of the year in the car.
Commuting is also a large cause of stress and anxiety. Getting rid of the commute allows you to take better care of your mental and physical health.
3. Location Independence
One of the most significant benefits of working from home is that geographical location is no longer a restriction. This means more opportunities for individuals, and a much wider talent pool for organizations.
Remote work is also a great way to avoid high-value property areas, meaning your monthly bills are reduced even further. Similarly, it means lower office space costs for companies.
4. Saving Money
Working from home can be a great way to save more of the money that you earn. People who work full-time from home can save up to $8,000 a year. The money saved comes from the costs of gas, lunches, parking prices, work-wardrobes, and public transportation.
Remote working is not only a great money-saving technique for employees but employers too. Operations costs, overhead costs, and real-estate costs are examples of areas employers can slash when they embrace a remote workforce.
5. Influence on Sustainability
Reducing commuter travel is a great method to reduce carbon footprint and therefore the effect on climate change.
We've already see this happening in recent years. Due to the 2020 lockdowns, for example, the world has begun to see a reduction in pollution, congestion, and traffic.
6. Increased Performance and Productivity
Working from home has been found to create fewer distractions for most employees. It reduces the disruption caused between colleagues in an office, gives workers the freedom to create their perfect work environment, and makes meetings more efficient.
Increased productivity because of a non-commute morning is a great result for both employees and employers.
7. A Healthier Workforce
Working from home has been shown to lower stress, provide more time for hobbies and interests and improve personal relationships. It is also proven that remote working has a more positive impact on employee retention.
Working from home can also give more health benefits, such as more time for physical activity, less exposure to illnesses, the ability to eat healthier, and ease of caring for health issues.
The coronavirus pandemic has given some employers, many of which had previously considered working from home an option for their staff, a practical insight into how it affects their business and employees. At Epos Now, we have experienced the above benefits with our fully remote workforce.
The past year has shown employers the effectiveness of a remote workforce. And for employees, it has opened their eyes to the endless possibilities of remote work.
About the Author
Jordan Rolf is a Marketing Executive at Epos Now, a POS company based in Norwich, England, with an office in Orlando, Florida. He enjoys writing different topics across digital marketing and design.
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