Distance work has grown 173% since 2005 (source: Global Workplace Analytics)
In 2020, due to the influence of covid-19, the development speed of telework is accelerated.
In the United States, 62% of employees have to work at home because of the epidemic, and 59% of them hope to continue to work at home after the epidemic. It can be seen that if enterprises want to return to the pre epidemic work mode after the epidemic, telework is gradually becoming the future trend!
In fact, long-distance work has gradually grown before the epidemic. Today, let’s talk about five reasons why long-distance work has become a trend!
- Scientific and technological progress
With the development of science and technology, a variety of remote collaboration tools have been developed to increase the convenience of communication and cooperation among remote workers
Online conference software: people from different places can participate in conference discussion immediately
File collaborative editing tool: multiple people can edit the same file on the cloud at the same time
Cloud database: the working files are placed in the cloud database, so that members of the work team can access the data anytime and anywhere
Instant messaging software: through the communication software, you can deliver messages in time without actually meeting
Project management tool: track and update tasks and work progress in real time
To sum up, the remote collaboration tool solves the traditional restriction that real-time communication and information exchange can only be realized when you enter the office
- The concept of pursuing work life balance
Compared with the past, modern people pay more attention to the balance between work and life. Often, many people do not have enthusiasm or interest in work, but work time and life do not reach the balance, which leads to boredom with work, and long-distance work can basically solve most of these problems
According to the data, among the most important influencing factors for distance workers, the proportion of distance workers who think that work life balance is the most important is as high as 73%, ranking first! The second is salary, flexible working hours, etc. (source: flexjobs)
Long distance work liberates the restrictions of working place. Apart from free choice of living place, long-distance workers are also free from commuting time
Most of the long-distance work is flexible, and the individual’s freedom to arrange work itinerary increases
Remote work efficiency is higher, can allocate more time in life
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- Improvement of job satisfaction
According to the survey (source: resources.owllabs ）The job satisfaction of distance workers was 22% higher than that of non distance workers
High degree of freedom in work choice, such as flexible workplace and time, personalized office space
More efficient work, such as reducing the interference of colleagues in working hours, working environment more quiet
Reduce the work pressure, such as reducing the office interpersonal and face the office culture opportunities
- Enterprise support
The positive effects of long-distance work on enterprises are as follows:
Reduce expenses, remote work without the demand of the entity office, so you can save such as rent, water and electricity, management fees, office equipment and other expenses
It is easier to recruit talents. For enterprises, it is easier to recruit talents when the talent database is expanded to the whole world
The improvement of work performance, due to the improvement of long-distance work efficiency, is bound to increase the operational performance of enterprises
The decrease of employee turnover rate, due to the improvement of employee satisfaction, can relatively reduce the employee turnover rate
Some start-ups may be faced with insufficient funds at the initial stage, so they tend to work in a long-distance mode, and this type of work is gradually increasing. It is suggested that those who want to become long-distance workers should try to find suitable positions from the start-up companies!
According to the survey (source: resources.owllabs )
26% of distance workers earn more than $100000 a year, while only 8% of non distance workers earn more than $100000 a year
The average salary of teleworkers is 2.2 times that of non teleworkers
In addition, working from home can reduce expenses, such as commuting expenses, food expenses, formal clothing expenses, and even move to a place with relatively low house prices to reduce rent expenses, increase the proportion of the remaining distributable salary, and invest in creating a better quality of life!