It’s a Brave New World
We believe that the future of work requires more flexibility than ever before and that both individuals and organizations are quickly realizing that when you have options – it’s never a bad thing.
Access to larger potential talent pool. When the only limitations on who you can hire is an Internet connection, the likelihood of finding the right people increases. It’s also possible to find support from workers around the world, which could end up saving your organization money.
Data also shows that remote workers are more productive when compared to their office bound counterparts. According to a survey by Global Workspace Analytics, 53% of remote workers reported they were more likely to work overtime, compared to just 28% of in-office workers.
Remote work helps mitigate stress. When employees aren’t forced to commute, they tend to be much happier. A study from Arup found that workers with a one-hour commute by car has to earn 40% more to be as happy as someone with a short walk to work. Adversely, if someone shifts from a long commute to a short walk, their happiness increases as much as if they’d fallen in love. And people who walk more than 8.6 minutes a day are more likely to report better mental health.
Health is also an important factor when considering remote work. Working remotely can keep workers online and healthy in situations where going to the office puts team members at risk. With increased climate uncertainty and the consequences this brings – like wildfires or droughts – a distributed workforce can help keep your team online in the event of a crisis.