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Facts About Working Remotely

Working remotely is part of the flexible job phenomenon that has come under some scrutiny from academics, news organizations businesses, and government agencies. They’re all looking for statistics that show how job flexibility impacts the marketplace. So now we have more information than we know what to do with about this. This info mountain offers an array of amazing stats about remote work and the benefits it supplies to employers as well as workers.

Regardless of whether you’re on the yea or nay side of the working remotely conversation, you must agree that it provides an option to those who prefer or require something other than in-office work.

Before you jump on one side of the remote working fence or the other, take a look at 10 stats from 2018.

1. Remote work can increase worker productivity. 86% prefer to work alone to hit maximum productivity.

2/3s of managers say employees who work remotely increase their overall productivity.

2. It drives employee efficiency. 30% say working remotely allows them to accomplish more in less time.

24% of those surveyed said they were able to accomplish more in about the same amount of time.

3. It lowers stress and boosts morale. 82% reported lower stress levels.

That’s a good thing not only for remote workers, but for the companies that employ them.

4. It decreases real estate costs and overhead. Aetna shed $78 million in office space costs.

Aetna has 14,500 of 35,000 employees who chose to relinquish “in-office” desks eliminating 2.7 million square feet of office space.

5. It often leads to greater employee engagement. 87% of remote workers feel more connected through use of video conferencing.

Remote workers are often more engaged with colleagues and supervisors than in-office workers.

6. It meets demands of younger workers. 68% of job seekers are millennials.

An option to work remotely would greatly increase the interests of younger workers in specific employers.

7. It’s the future of work. 23% of employees do some work remotely in 2013.

This percentage is up from 19% in 2003. Just a few short years ago, working from home may have seemed out of reach across some industries.

8. It’s a global phenomenon. 79% of knowledge workers work from home.

Worldwide, 50% of part-time remote workers would increase their remote hours. 60% of part-time remote workers would leave their current job for a full-time remote position at the same pay rate if presented the opportunity.

9. It keeps older workers in the workforce longer. 74% want flexible work options. 34% want to work from home.

Americans over the age of 64 are working more than any other time since the turn of the century.

10. Hiring managers expect 38% of their full-time workers to be working remote over the next 10 years.

In a survey of 1,000 hiring managers, 55% agree that remote work among full-time employees is more common now.

If you’re considering transitioning from working in an office to a home office, read about 3 working remotely facts that aren’t too good to be true and things no one mentions about working remotely. 

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