While many people have been working from home of late, this hasn’t been through their own choice of doing. As we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, many professionals have been forced to work from home.
This has created a mindset that many people are not happy or comfortable with. However, there are many benefits to remote working. As an employer, if you have team members working from home, you want them to feel happy about the situation.
When employees are happy, they are more likely to be productive. Therefore, if you can assist your colleagues in realising the benefits of remote working, you create a platform that highlights the reasons why people can make the most of working in this manner.
Get to know what other people are thinking
The Buffer State of Remote Working Report 2019 is a useful guide on what people think about remote working. While the working landscape has changed considerably since this report was published, it provides insight into the main challenges of remote working.
The study asked, “What’s the biggest benefit you see to working remotely?” and as you would expect, the answers are of interest.
40% of respondents said the flexible schedule associated with remote working was the biggest benefit in working in this manner. There is no getting away from the fact that having a greater control of when you work helps people, and this is why remote working is right for many people.
In standard times, flexible working allows households to manage childcare and other responsibilities in an effective manner.
People enjoy flexibility as part of their working day
30% off respondents cited being able to work from any location as a benefit of remote working. Of course, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is not possible. However, as we move forward, employees will hopefully see the opportunity to work from wherever they have a reliable connection.
This might help people achieve more with their spare time, or it may enable people to feel happy and relaxed during the working day. Working in a coffee shop for a few hours, if possible, provides a change of scenery and helps people to remain fresh.
14% of respondents cited time with family as a benefit of remote working. By removing the daily commute to and from work, people have more time. For many employees, this time will be spent with their loved ones.
Remote working provides many households with a better work life balance, and this is a huge factor in why companies should consider offering remote working if at all possible.
13% of respondents said working from home was a benefit of remote working. A lot of people like spending time at home, so it stands to reason this will be a positive outcome for many professionals.
If you would like more guidance and training on how to manage remote working and ensure you are delegating tasks efficiently, please contact Global Solution Services today or join onto any of our webinars or on-line training courses, and we will be happy to assist you in achieving your goals, allowing you to care for yourself, and your loved ones.