The Benefits of Working Remotely
April 23 2019 , 0 Comments
Many people are used to operating daily from an office surrounded by colleagues and most of the times a supervisor. Yet, we are in the middle of a flexible job transition on the job market and the trends lead to remote jobs, that bring along a lot of benefits.
Working remotely is becoming more and more popular and employers have come to the conclusion that this stimulates employees and boosts their productivity. Research shows remote workers are performing better than office workers. "Our Remote Collaborative Worker Survey suggests there are significant benefits to be gained by both remote workers and their employers with off-site employees, motivated to work harder and more efficiently to protect both the personal and professional benefits of working remotely."
We surely know that productive work does not happen in an office between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. As technology gives us the freedom to work from anywhere in the world, more and more individuals start enjoying this. Companies do not ignore this either, due to this trend, the number of companies offering a flexible schedule and integrating this in the company’s culture is growing, as well as offering remote work for employees.
What are the benefits of working remotely?
If you are the type of person who likes to work in a calm environment, working remotely allows you to stay away from the crowded and noisy workplace and you can enjoy the quietness which leads to a higher level of concentration. On top of that, this will help you avoid traffic and rush hours. Saving precious time and energy will make you use it in a smart manner.
Working remotely gives you the freedom to work from anywhere in the world! Having a remote job means you don't have to be in the same country as your colleagues or employer, so you can spend time travelling and seeing the beautiful Northern European nature and Southern crystal blue water beaches. You also get more time for yourself, but also for your family and friends and this is obviously a mood changer.
Technology is another key player – nowadays with the always evolving technologies, you can basically work from anywhere if you have a good internet connection.
As mentioned before, a recent survey shows that remote workers perform better than the employees operating daily from an office. Working remotely allows you to concentrate better because the working environment can be controlled – you can choose to work from home or another place that allows you to stay focused in order to deliver the work. At the same time, you have autonomy over your workday and you can plan it to suit you perfectly. The ability to design how you want your day to look like can also help in increasing your productivity.
Health and Wellness
Health plays a major role in our life and it has been proven that that remote employees are notably less stressed and have a better quality of life. Working in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and allows you to relax improves your well-being and health. It is clear that the happier you are, the better you feel and the more committed you feel to your work assignments.
This is beneficial for companies as well because engaged employees will deliver higher quality and efficient work and this is good for the business.
Remote work can reduce costs which will allow you to spend more money on things you like. You will not have to think about costs such as combustible or bus tickets, coffee and lunch anymore. Remote work can help reduce these costs significantly.
This benefit does not exist only for employees, but also for employers. Allowing employees to work remotely can lower costs. If the office space is rented, it is most likely that this is the biggest fixed cost a company has due to the high renting costs, as well as reducing administrative costs, such as office supplies or cleaning services.
At the end of the day, you need to find equilibrium. Work-life balance is a keyword that is mentioned and taken care of more and more nowadays. The way we currently see things is quite different – we start with Work in order, to get to Life because we think it is necessary to give everything in order, to gain the satisfaction and the happiness for after work. No matter how many benefits we have at the office this does not change the fact that we need to be efficient during a specific timeframe and deliver good quality work no matter if you feel inspired or not. We need to learn to start with Life in order, to get to Work and deliver high-quality work while being happy and satisfied.
Today’s guest post is from Lavinia Antonescu at Europe Language Jobs, an online job board for multilinguals. They have over 2,000 offers at some of the biggest brands in Europe, offering you the chance to work abroad in your native language.