A growing number of us no longer have a daily commute. Currently more than 66 percent of companies allow remote work, while 16 percent are fully remote. In the past 10 years remote work growth in the United States has increased by 91 percent.
We might think that the benefits are all on the side of the remote worker, but statistics show that everybody ends up winning. Here’s how.
Want to convince your boss to let you work from home? Share this two-year study by Stanford University. They followed 500 people who worked either remotely or in a traditional setting, concluding that productivity among home-based workers is equal to a full workday each week.
Retain Your Best Employees
The same research also found that people who work remotely are less likely to leave a company they work for to take another job. Overall, there’s a 50 percent decrease in employee turnover by people who work from home. A Gallup poll reports that a third of all workers say they’d change jobs for a more flexible or a remote schedule. It’s something to keep in mind if you’re looking to recruit new employees.
It costs less, too. American companies with employees who work remotely reported an estimated $5 billion in cost savings in 2018. This figure also includes part-time remote workers. Employees who work from home reduce or even eliminate your overhead costs – especially operating expenses. Having a physical office can be expensive. It can cost up to $10,000 per full-time employee to own or lease a building.
It also creates cost savings for your employees. Remote workers can save up to $7,000 a year by eliminating things like the cost of commuting, child care, and even buying lunch.
It’s not really all about people calling in sick, it’s about sick people coming to the office and sharing with others. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you stay home from work if you’re sick. Remote workers are following the right advice!
People who work from home – even just once a month – are up to 24 percent more likely to report they feel happier and more productive doing their job. Many say that more control over their work environment and schedule contribute to a reduction in job-related stress.
People aren’t the only thing made healthier by remote jobs. Telecommuting decreases greenhouse gas emissions. Driving to and from work is the largest source of these gas emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
A Dedicated Remote Office
Not everybody has dedicated space in their home to create an area for remote work. It’s important because you need a way to separate your work life from your home life. One solution is to put up a steel and metal cabin on your property. It offers a lifetime of low maintenance, and our DIY approach gives you a cost-effective way to create a dedicated remote work area. Fill out this form and we’ll send you free information.