Analyzing Telecommuting: Yet Unseen Facts And Stats
Guest Post by Oleh Koropenko
Businesses of all sorts invest vast quantities of time, energy, and funds to stay afloat within the digital era. Human desires are at their peak when it comes to products, services, and overall productivity. A major issue within the last couple of decades has been workforce management, which is in perpetual need of new ideas on how to modify the business models that run the world.
What Is Telecommuting?
A relatively fresh, yet unexplored business model is called — telecommuting (aka remote work). A lot of businesses and organizations have not already embraced it, but have also perfected it over the years. This comes as no surprise, as remote work provides some previously unseen privileges and benefits to those working standard 9-to-5 jobs.
This is a fast-growing industry. Just over the last five years, the number of employers that allow remote work has increased by approximately 40%. This might not sound like much, yet we should point out that none of these people are self-employed or actively freelancing. Instead, they work for companies, both large and small, based in the US.
What Makes It So Appealing?
Why is this so? The answer is simple. The benefits and opportunities brought by remote work are in abundance; the most important being flexible schedules and working hours. Usually, it’s solely up to you to chunk your day into smaller nodes reserved for rest, work, entertainment, wellness, spending time with your loved ones, and more.
This is especially advantageous if you are a parent and you have to devote a lot of your time to babysit your kids.
Hence, with this working model, it is much easier to plan your days accordingly, all the while getting more sleep and exercise into your busy schedule to help reduce stress. It’s no wonder then that remote works report having 82% less stress than their office counterparts.
Another Forbes survey revealed that more than two-thirds of remote workers stated that they were more productive (when working remotely), even when they were required to cooperate with other individuals and teams.
And What of Employers?
Remote work does a great deal for employers as well. In total, $44 billion are saved each year due to reduced office costs, workers’ transportation costs, etc.
Nevertheless, employers tend to approach this model somewhat cautiously; namely, they start slowly by allowing a day or two of remote work per week. After carefully supervising the productivity levels and the employees’ response to remote work they “increase the dosage.”
If it happens to work out, the number of remote days rises accordingly. However, with companies allowing their workers to work from home during the pandemic, we can expect quite a number of them to continue with such practice in the future.
Over to You
In general, most people working this way would recommend everyone give it a try. Nonetheless, it is of utter importance to get familiarized with remote working as much as possible before making the leap of faith as not everyone is suited to that kind of working model in the long run. Here are some stats on remote work.
Author Bio: Oleh Koropenko is an avid learner. His curiosity is a never-ending source of inspiration that drives him to research, revise and apply new things. He is an experienced blogger at DigitalMarketingGeek.com with expertise in email marketing and digital commerce, but also a passionate traveler with a great sense of humor, who cannot leave a stone unturned in the pursuit for greater knowledge and understanding. Reach him at @DMGeekcom.