Remote work is also proving beneficial to the organizations, with remote workers having higher engagement and satisfaction with their jobs. According to the Gallup poll “All employees who spend at least some (but not all) of their time working remotely have higher engagement than those who don’t ever work remotely. And the tipping point for optimal engagement has increased dramatically — from less than 20% of time to 60% to 80% of time working remotely.”
“All employees who spend at least some (but not all) of their time working remotely have higher engagement than those who don’t ever work remotely.”
US workers are demanding more work from home and flex time jobs saying they experience less stress, higher job satisfaction and increased productivity with remote work. According to the 2018 Global State of Remote Work the two biggest reasons for working remote are to avoid a commute, and for enhanced productivity and focus.
Remote working has been steadily growing over the last decade and will only continue to do so in the future. As quarantines and stay at home initiatives sweep the globe with the threat of Covid-19, we are being forced to embrace the remote working model. Companies with systems in place to accept remote working are in a better place than those who have no model for remote employees in place.
For information on whether our infrastructure can handle an entirely remote workforce, and the consequences of Covid-19 quarantines on internet networks see parts two and three of this article.