The world has officially entered a phase where Work-From-Home has become the chief priority. A period when businesses and organizations are adopting remote working more than ever before.
We at Spark Eighteen, as a team, have been practicing remote working for quite a few months now. Working around the clock, allocating tasks, motivating team, and planning out strategies – it can all start climbing up your neck. So besides work, we also take out time for some fun activities to build a close-knit community.
Despite the many advantages that remote working may have, the idea of it still seems a little difficult at first. Especially when it comes to communicating or managing your time. For these problems to be taken care of, we have prepared an In-depth Work-From-Home guide to put some life into your or your team’s work from home setup. and here we look at the top 10 remote working statistics that you need to know if you’re working from home currently:
In 2015, 3.9 million U.S. workers were working remotely. Today, there are almost 4.7 million, or 3.4% of the population. (Source: FlexJobs)
It’s safe to assume that numbers sharply shot up ever since the worldwide lockdowns began. Slowly and steadily, remote working is growing across different industries. For some, it is an all-new concept while the others have been practicing it for years.
According to a survey by Buffer, a whopping 98% of respondents agreed that they want to continue working remotely, at least for some of the time!
This statement definitely indicated the growing preference of remote working among professionals. This can be because it saves money, provides more time with family, and the freedom to choose your own work regime.
Over the last five years, remote working has grown 44% and over the previous 10 years, it has grown 91%. (Source: FlexJobs)
With the pandemic in question, it is difficult to understand if work from home will continue for a longer time. People have different opinions about this. Some think it may continue, while others think people cannot work efficiently without being in office.
88% of remote workers say that they’d recommend remote working as a career option to their friends and family. (Source: TalentLMS)
This increased satisfaction can be a result of flexible working hours and not having to commute daily, helping in bringing up quality and efficiency.
32% of remote workers rate “Flexible schedule” as one of the biggest benefits of remote working. (Source: Buffer)
When employees have a flexible schedule at work, they are able to boost morale and improve their physical and mental well-being. They are likely to feel less tired, and better rested – reducing the risks of burnout.
Remote workers are 35-40% more productive. (Source: JustRemote)
Without working for longer or extra hours, workers find themselves a lot more productive when they are working from home. They find themselves in a space that’s less distracting, away from the office politics and antics – eventually getting more room for creativity to improve.
20% of remote workers say that their biggest struggle while working remotely is communication, while 20% say it is loneliness. (Source: Buffer)
Although working from home can be an amazing way of life to many, it has its fair share of challenges too. Remote workers do not have access to better communication channels and daily human interaction. In order to deal with these situations, companies need to manage communication and hold interactive sessions.
38% of hiring managers predict their staffs will predominately be working remotely in the next decade. (Source: Upwork)
The number clearly shows how fast businesses are planning to implement work from home in the future. And to add to this, it’s a stat that was true pre-pandemic!
Nearly 80% of remote workers describe their typical stress level during a workweek as either “not stressed” or only “moderately stressed.” (Source: Amerisleep)
Employees are able to manage a better work-life balance and are prompted to eat healthier – creating a stress-free work environment. Adding to that, they are also able to complete tasks with minimum intervention or pressure.
Companies that allow remote work have 25% lower employee turnover than those that don’t. (Souce: OwlLabs)
Interestingly, companies that support remote work lost 9% of their employees, compared to 12% in companies that don’t.
This may seem like a small difference but makes a heavy statement. Companies that permit work from home to their employees see an increase in employee loyalty and satisfaction.
So, is Work-From-Home here to stay? No one can give you a definite answer but at the pace at which it is growing, especially since the onset of the pandemic, it’s safe to say that it’ll be around for a good while.
Which is why we’ve made a Work From Home Guide for you. For bosses and employees alike, It’ll help you be more productive, rediscover creative strengths and set up a happy work-from-home environment with your team. Download it now!
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