Remote work has been around for quite some time now. In fact, even before the pandemic, some companies like Mozilla and Automattic are already doing it for many years.
However, it took COVID-19 for many companies to transition to this work set up. One to curb the virus’ infection, and two, to ensure the safety of its employees.
As a result, a lot of companies have decided to transition fully to remote work.
Moreover, according to a working study from the Harvard Business School, more than a third of companies that shifted to remote work believe it is here to stay even after the pandemic.
Also, 16% of Americans surveyed by the Harvard Business Schools said they’d shift from office to work from home even after COVID-19 declined.
Read on to find out, what are the reasons remote setup is the future of work, and why is it beneficial to both employers and employees.
Increased Work Productivity
Did you know that remote work can increase workers’ productivity? And in the process, affects the whole company’s productivity as a whole?
Unlike before, employees have more time to do things that matter, and less time for unnecessary stuff usually linked with working. For example, the unnecessary preparations and travel to work.
Technology development has also helped usher in remote working. Because of it, it is easier to collaborate and communicate with people wherever they are.
Moreover, even already successful and big tech companies are working towards an easier remote working setup.
Recently, Salesforce announced it is buying Slack to integrate its system to Salesforce Customer 360.
The aim is to introduce innovative ways of working in today’s digitized world.
Hiring From a Large Pool of Talent
Remote work also brings in the possibility of hiring more talents outside one business’ country through an outsourcing firm or a freelancer. Moreover, one possible driving factor for employing more employees offshore is the increasing competition for businesses in the market. Not only is a business able to choose from a large pool of talent, but they can also choose the most affordable deal with the quality they’re looking for.