Why Remote Work is More Important than Ever Before
Remote work, telecommuting, WFH (work-from-home); whatever you want to call it is the way of the future. Especially in today’s uncertain circumstances, the benefits of working remotely are immense. Throughout this post we’ll discuss some of the best advantages of working remotely and how your team may be able to gain new perspective, headway, and success from working remotely as a company. Read on to learn more!
The Benefits of a Distributed Team
A distributed team is just that, distributed. When a team is distributed, naturally, you’ll have more of an advantage than a team who are all stuck in one place, this advantage can present itself in many forms: a different perspective, a different timezone, a different culture, etc… All of these facets may provide a serious competitive advantage to your company when utilized correctly.
Access to Larger Talent Pool
One of the best advantages of remote work is the fact you’ll be able to hire from a much larger talent pool; the entire world! If you’re seeking a qualified individual and limiting yourself to a talent pool centered around your local city, you’re missing out on some potentially fantastic individuals who could truly take your company to the next level. Don’t be struck in the past with hiring only within your city limits. Be a step ahead of your competitors and hire whoever is the best fit for the job, no matter where they’re at in the world!
Better Productivity Rates
Research has shown we’re better at our jobs when we work from home. This may be due to the fact we don’t have as many office-style distractions (watercooler discussions, micromanaging bosses sneering over our shoulder, strict lunch breaks, etc…). Whatever the sase may be, we’ve probably all felt a little less stressed when we’re given the chance to work from home. Nothing is worse than working in a negative environment. If you can create a positive work-from-home environment, you may see your productivity rates skyrocket as opposed to being drained from bad lighting, toxic workplace environments, and a boss breathing down your neck to have those reports in yesterday.
A remote team is typically happier. Think about it like this: you’re able to work amongst comfortable surroundings, you can eat healthier as you’ll have access to YOUR kitchen, and you can take the much needed breaks you deserve throughout the day without feeling the stigma of “slacking” from your co-workers. All of this will most likely yield a happier employee experience.
Holding Your Team Accountable
When you’re in an office environment, it’s easy to pop over to your co-workers desk and ask them to do a task real quick. Well, more often than not, the task can easily be forgotten when requested verbally. Now, let’s say you message them via email or your preferred chat platform. You’ll have a history to reference if the task is not completed and this will hep you keep track of what was requested and what was not. Having a log of communication can be key to ensuring as little as possible falls through the cracks.
Accomplishing Tasks Quicker
An office environment can honestly hold things back as there may be office politics, excessive banter, a poor layout (i.e.: three floors with different departments on each floor), or simply just a negative environment. Whichever it is holding back productivity and slowing things down, remote work can help eliminate those negatives by reducing office politics, diminishing excessive banter, creating a digital office layout with no barriers, and allowing you to create your own positive environment at home.
nobody likes excessive meetings, except your boss it seems. With remote work, you may be able to significantly cut back on excessive meetings as you’ll often be able to simply request whatever needs to be done by sending a quick message via your chat platform, and that’s it. No two-hour meetings about a color palette anymore. Just message the team and explain briefly what needs to be completed, and that’s it. Easy as 1-2-3.
Streamlining Achievement of Goals as a Company
When a remote work environment is adopted, you’ll often find your company becoming much more streamlined as physical presence, paperwork, red tape, etc… is reduced significantly. Your mental space is freed up a lot thanks to the 100% digital nature of a remote work environment where you’re able to simply focus on the task at hand and that’s about it. Through this process, you may find your company begin to streamline goals much more effectively and efficiently than ever before. Over time, you may notice you’ve accomplished more in two weeks than two months when everyone was working in an office environment.
Better Work/Life Balance
Everyone always talks about “work/life balance” as if it’s some mythical creature nobody has ever quite caught a full glimpse of. With remote work, your team will be able to truly possess the work/life balance they’ve always wanted. What better way to motivate your employees than provide them with the tools, support, and environment they need to succeed? Enhance your company’s work/life balance and in turn you’ll see your team grow your company to new heights.
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