The benefits of working remotely
Remote working has been on the rise for years now and it's not hard to see why. When you can make it work right, it can be a game-changer for both employees and employers.
For starters, flexibility alone does wonders for improving employee satisfaction. Working from home allows your staff to create their own schedules and work how they want to - as long as they find time to meet colleagues and clients as needed. This means they can work when they're most productive, whether that's early in the morning or late at night.
It also means they can take care of personal things as they come up without having to worry about taking time off. For example, a freelance graphic designer might work from home in the morning, run a few errands during the day and then work again in the evening when the kids are asleep. They can take time to meet with clients around doing other things.
While we’re talking about flexibility, we can’t miss the fact that working from home generally improves a person’s work-life balance. In a survey by FlexJobs, 73 percent of people said remote working allowed them to better balance work with personal commitments.
When your employees are able to work from home, they can eliminate the time and stress of commuting. They also don't get constantly distracted by less important things meaning they get important tasks done quicker. This gives them more time to spend with family and friends, pursue hobbies, avoid burnout and take care of both their physical and mental health.
It’s also great for you as the employer too. Without the need for a big city center office - you can reduce costs. It’s also usually the case that people working from home will log in earlier, stay later and check in more regularly. This can see projects get completed faster and to a higher quality as your employees aren’t rushing out the door to get personal things done at the end of the day.