Remote working is becoming much more normal, and as a result many business leaders are trying to get to grips with the best ways to work remotely. Stats and facts can be a great place to start when learning about remote working, so we’ve compiled some of the most interesting ones and our take on them to give you further insight into remote working.
Take a look at the top stats and facts that might surprise you about remote working.
Yes that’s right, Stanford University conducted research that shows that remote working is actually a great thing for productivity. In fact, the increase in productivity was thought to be the equivalent of one full day per employee – which when accumulated for each individual, equates to a lot of time (and money!).
Unbelievably, a recent Buffer survey suggests that 99% of people want to work from home. That’s not to say that all people want to be at home all of the time, but 99% of people would like the flexibility to be able to carry out their job remotely as and when necessary.
If the pandemic has taught us one thing it’s that most of us can work remotely when we have to, so now the onus is being placed on companies to implement changes that allow employees to work from home with ease.
This stat comes from an Upwork study from 2019, so the chances are that the amount of companies with remote workers will have increased even further since then. However, this does tell us something significant about the way the world of work is going.
With tech evolving, and more companies having the ability to outsource a remote team and benefit from a global economy, more and more businesses will move to a remote-first model to keep costs low and productivity high.
If you’re about to put a job ad up without the possibility of work flexibility and remote work options, think again. According to a study from Fundera, 68% might not apply if you don’t offer some kind of remote working flexibility because it affects how they view a role. In the modern world, companies will miss out if they don’t harness the power of remote working and tap into a larger talent pool.
As many as 80% of respondents to a recent remote work survey said that they would be more loyal to an employer if they felt that their remote working requests were respected. It makes sense that employees want to have the flexibility to work remotely, when you consider that the study also found that the majority of people are more productive when they work alone.
People want their wishes to be respected by their employers, and increasingly companies who are proving that they can listen to their people and offer flexible options are retaining their staff.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having stopped normal business operations, many companies have had to move to a remote work model without having the infrastructure in place to really make it succeed.
Now that the initial period of shock and uncertainty is over, many businesses are using this time to future-proof their businesses and ensure that they are effectively set up for remote working.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can boost your work model with a remote working solution that is tailored to you, get in touch with BorderlessMind.