What images come to mind when you think of remote working? They might be images of working from a laptop in Bali, or chilling with a laptop while wearing PJs. That seems to be a pretty great working environment. These images are all within the realm of possibility, and though they might seem silly, remote workers overall are one of the most productive working groups in today’s economy.
In fact, several case studies have been constructed to prove this theory. Employees and managers alike are beginning to see the benefits of remote working in terms of productivity. For example, in a 2016 survey of American remote workers, 91% of employees found themselves more productive when at home, versus when in the office. With remote work beginning to trend upwards, it’s said that around 3.7 million employees are currently working from home half the time. And it’s expected to grow.
With employees flocking out of company office doors, the question arises on how managers can effectively drive employee productivity when they’re remote. The answer might be simpler than it seems. First, if employees are working remotely, they most likely came to that point by choice. Many employees choose to go remote, because it supports a new lifestyle that they seek to pursue. Particularly, millennials look for a more flexible working schedule that allows them to be location independent, that saves them money commuting and fits into their desired lifestyle. Benefits for the company, talent can be chosen globally. They can have the best of the best. Sounds great, but with employees out of the office will productivity slack? Continue reading on Home Business >>