Between the global pandemic and a shift in employee preferences, the option to work from home is more desirable than ever.
And, remote teams
have been proven to be more productive than their in-office counterparts. 85% of businesses
report that remote work has improved their overall productivity!
Check out why:
1. No Commute
Driving or taking public transportation to work takes a great deal of time and energy from an employee’s day. Eliminating that commute ensures that employees are energized and ready to go once they get started.
2. Flexible Schedule
With a lack of commute and the ability to start work when it best suits your work style, you can enjoy a flexible schedule while working from home. With this freedom, remote employees can schedule appointments, exercise, mental health breaks, and other activities without impacting their work schedule or tasks.
3. More Deep Thinking Time
Both creative and strategic thinkers need time to concentrate. In an office, this can be difficult due to the environment and distractions. When working from home with a flexible schedule, employees can block off time for deep concentration or creative thinking.
4. More Time to Collaborate with Coworkers
Finding a mutually agreeable time to meet and collaborate with teams in an office is difficult. However, when you are working from home, there’s more time for video collaboration! This collaboration leads to more productive employees and overall results.
5. A Better Environment for Introverted Employees
For many introverted employees, remote work is an ideal situation. Rather than being bogged down with in-person meetings and small talk with coworkers, these employees can concentrate and get their work done without wasting energy on in-person interactions.
6. Less Distractions = More Results
Let’s face it. Even the quietest office has distractions. From the buzz of the ceiling light to the tapping of keys, it can still distract you from your work.
When working from home, employees can minimize and eliminate the noises and situations they consider distracting. As a result, they can focus and get more work done in a shorter amount of time.
7. Fewer Sick Days
Studies show that remote workers use less sick days on average than in-office employees. This is due to the ability to remain home while ill with minor ailments, such as a cold or cough, that would have required them to previously use a sick day.
And, with a flexible schedule, remote workers are leading more active and healthier lifestyles!
8. Streamlined Processes and Communications
A lot of time is wasted when working in the office. But, with online meetings
, collaboration tools, and other streamlined processes and communications efforts, remote teams can drastically reduce idle time and improve overall productivity.
Has the switch to remote work positively impacted your team’s productivity?