Studies show that it can. Here’s what businesses and employees should consider to make remote work, work.
Remote work has been growing in popularity in recent years. Currently, more than 4 million people work from home in the U.S. at least half of the time, and that number has increased more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Workers want flexibility when it comes to where they work. According to a recent survey from LinkedIn, 82 percent of working professionals would like to work from home one day a week or more, and 57 percent want to work from home three or more days.
The benefits of working from home for employees seem obvious—less time and money spent on commuting, home-cooked meals instead of take-out, and the ability to complete home-based tasks during the workday, like laundry or signing for deliveries. Flexibility improves work-life balance for workers, but it comes with substantial benefits for employers as well.
As many businesses around the world shift to remote work for the next few weeks, here is how businesses and employees can be successful working from home.