When the pandemic caused by the virus COVID-19 pushed companies throughout the world to assign employees to do their job virtually, remote work has come to light and has then changed the dynamic of work itself.
In the beginning for most people, it was such a difficult task to dive into virtual work so suddenly. It posed a great challenge to a lot of employers to provide tools for their employees in a fast paced time so as to meet the demands of the world of technology while also giving access to a convenient work space at home.
Fortunately, it has been proven that remote work causes many employees to become more productive and focused than in an office setting. Both employers and employees start to understand how much remote work truly works. Some of the many positive effects of working remotely include:
Better Work-Life Balance: Employees have a flexible schedule where they can choose when to start and end their work for as long as their tasks are completely finished. The power to control time leads to greater opportunities of attending to one’s personal needs in life.
Less Commute Stress: According to many health researches, having to commute daily causes stress and anxiety levels to rise. Since working from home prevents any employee to commute, it is imperative to say that many workers are becoming healthier through remote work.
More Money Savings: Global Workplace Analytics says people who work from home can save around $4,000 (from gas, parking fees, uniforms, food, etc.) annually and a typical company can save around $11,000 (from estate costs, transit subsidies, continuity of operations, etc.) annually for every worker that works remotely.
Increased Productivity and Performance: Working in the comforts of one’s home means fewer distractions from office politics, noisy environment and the like which are the key to a more productive time and greater performance at work.
Happier and Healthier Work Life: Because of fewer stressors and lesser distractions, co-worker and manager relationships tend to be more positive. Remote work has been said to cause a higher rate of employee retention because of that reason.
Although many people were used to working in a real office setting, they now have been slowly and surely adapting to remote work. As a matter of fact, after months of working at home, it has been proven already that remote work is indeed better than office work.