Remote working has become increasingly popular over the past few years. This change in the way people work has largely been driven by the realisation that more flexibility can lead to increased productivity and morale. According to a study by TINYpulse, employees who work remotely seem to be happier than those who don’t, and also feel like they are more valued by their employer.
If you feel sceptical about the idea of letting your staff work from home, you might be pleasantly surprised with what your team can accomplish away from the office. A recent survey by Powwownow shows that 67% of employees wish they were offered remote working, giving them the flexibility to get more done. A common misconception about remote workers is that they sit at home all day slacking off, whereas the opposite is true: staff that work from home are often more engaged and productive.
One member of Team Nimvelo, David, works remotely on a full-time basis, but makes time to come in once a fortnight to catch up with the team. David believes that working from home is an opportunity companies should consider as it would help improve productivity and employee satisfaction. “I would urge that you trial it, and figure out its suitability as soon as you can,” says David. “While it may require some initial legwork to put remote working in place, it is definitely a worthwhile opportunity for improving both productivity and employee satisfaction.” You can read all about David’s experiences and why he believes working remotely is perfect for him.
Don’t believe us? We’ve got data on our side! Take a look at the infographic below and see how remote working can help your team be more productive.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on remote working. Considering trying it out? Gave it a go and didn’t think it was for you? Let us know in the comments below!