Updated: Apr 15, 2020
Did you know that remote workers are some of the happiest and most productive workers on the planet?
It's true. Work from home productivity research has found that people who work from home at least once a month are 24% more likely to be happy and productive when going about their tasks. The number gets significantly higher when you speak to people who work remotely 100% of the time - when surveyed, an overwhelming amount of millennials indicated that they would quit their current job in favor of an offer of something more flexible.
Remote work is a new style of work that enables professionals to work outside of a traditional office environment. There has been a noted shift in what the definition of a true workplace is, and amidst the panic of COVID-19, technology is the real hero. In the past decade, the internet and personal home technology have become so advanced that pretty much anyone can fulfill their work-related tasks from just about anywhere in the world, and more companies are considering remote work as a serious strategy for keeping overhead low, amongst other major benefits.
Considering the reality the world is currently facing with the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, more people are working from home than ever before. Remote work is no longer restricted to just programming or lesser, dodgy call center jobs, but now includes other legitimate industries (even those which are not traditionally tech-based).
This is why going remote is the future of work and a few of the benefits that both employees and employers stand to gain:
Can work from the comfort of their own home, on their own devices that they are already familiar with.
Can work more flexible hours, allowing them more freedom to pursue hobbies or passion projects.
Can work from anywhere, and keep their options open depending on their mood that day.
Can benefit from a better work-life balance than corporate jobs can offer.
Can work with and become part of a global team and befriend teammates from multiple exciting cultures.