For virtually every organization across the globe, remote work has become part of everyday life. Employees once bound to centralized offices are now working from nearly everywhere. Home offices, Internet cafes, local coffee shops – and even the humble kitchen table – have been transformed into office spaces, and the remote-working trend isn’t likely to change anytime soon.
In addition to the inherent safety it offers, remote working provides tangible benefits for both employees and organizations alike. Employees enjoy greater autonomy, an improved work/life balance, and added flexibility. Organizations benefit from reduced costs and greater employee satisfaction.
Perhaps the biggest benefit may be increased productivity. Evidence suggests that remote workers may in fact be more productive than their office-bound counterparts. In one study, remote working was found to boost employee output by up to 13%