In today’s work world we are in the middle of a flexible workplace revolution. You will find more people working remote than ever before. In 2020, it is predicted that at least of 30% of the workforce will be freelanced, outsourced, or work from home.
Below you will find a few benefits associated with working remote and why you should let your team work from home more often
There is less time spent commuting.
Arguably one of the most stressful parts of work is getting to the office in the morning. Whether your employees are taking an hour and a half train ride or they are sitting through rush hour traffic, your team is losing time that they won’t ever get back. Working from home not only lessens the stress of your employees but reduces their traveling costs. Which in turn can make them happier and even more motivated.
Employee retention is improved.
For a small business, their employees are what drive their businesses. Often these smaller businesses can’t compete with organizations that have better salary and benefits, so it’s best to highlight what they do have. Working remotely is a very desirable feature that businesses can offer.
You have a wider pool of applicants.
Younger generations want and even expect to be able to work from home. It is one feature that many highly skilled and young professional look for when they are job searching. Offering to work remotely may attract a candidate to a role that they may have otherwise overlook.
More of your employees will be autonomous.
Allowing your employees to work at home lets them work in a way that best suits them and their needs. Every person has different working habits. Some like to listen to music, others like to work in silence. Some workers like their work zone to be clean and organized and start their day with the sunrise while there are others who do their best work while they are on the sofa while working at night. In an open office environment, all employees need to take the same approach in how they work, but at home they have more control. Your employees will be grateful for what freedom you can provide.
Working for home results in lower costs.
Office spaces can be expensive to operate and be one of the largest fixed costs a company has. Allowing your team work from home at least two days a week can cut down on the amount of resources used.