Why Remote Work is Here To Stay (Even After the Pandemic)

A relieved remote worker on his laptop

Some Statistics About Remote Work

A working study conducted by the Harvard Business School found out the following information about remote work:

  • Around 16% of Americans will shift from office to work from home setting after COVID-19 cases declined, with at least two days a week. 
  • Remote work is much more common for employees with a high level of education and salary. 
  • Companies reported less productivity loss in industries with better educated and higher-paid employees. 
  • More than a third of companies that shifted to remote work believed it is here to stay even after the pandemic.
A Woman in a COVID mask on her workstation

Connection of How the Pandemic Affected Remote Work 

COVID-19 has affected how people and businesses do their work. In fact, due to the increased health risk and concerns the virus brings, more and more people are opting to work remotely rather than report at the office. 

In some cases, companies are forced to shift to this kind of set-up. 

Many tech giants like TwitterShopifySlackSquareSiemens, and Upwork have all decided to let their employees work from home permanently. 

Although, some companies like Siemens have variations like employees can only work from home 2-3 days a week. 

A jubilant woman working remotely on her laptop

Why It Is Good

Well, both employees and company owners can benefit from this area, especially in productivity.

There are a lot of studies saying that working away from the office increased employees’ productivity.

One of them, a Chinese experiment, found out that there’s a 13% increase in employees’ productivity when working from home. Also, workers reported improved work satisfaction.