The Benefits of a Remote Work Business

With more employees looking for flexibility, companies of all sizes are switching to remote work for business. While some executives are worried that remote working could hinder productivity, research and experiences suggest that when companies have an effective policy for remote working, it actually boosts key performance metrics and employee morale.

However, there are plenty of questions regarding remote work arrangements, from how it compares to flextime to which companies operate a fully distributed workforce. There are many benefits to providing remote working options, ranging from the removal of the commute (the top benefit of telecommuting, as per an 2020 FlexJobs survey) to greater engagement and retention by offering employees the flexibility they need.

A flexible work arrangement is any time an employee team doesn’t report to an office space at least some of the time, whether it’s working from home for a few days per week, or being completely remote. It can also include working from a satellite location like a cafe or coworking space, and can also include the possibility of a mobile workforce.

Regardless of how your company decides to define a flexible work schedule, it’s important for managers and leaders to give regular feedback on performance and communication. It’s a good idea too, to hold regular standups and virtual meetings to foster collaboration, communication and creativity. Finally, don’t forget to commend your remote teams when they deserve it. If your employees feel dissatisfied or disengaged their performance will suffer.

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