Check out this great article about remote work: REPORT: Remote Work Can Bring Benefits, but Attitudes Are Divided
Important Notes from this article:
- Recent research shows that 70% of people work remotely at least once a week.
- Dell reports saving about $12 million per year in real estate costs by encouraging employees to work from home. The company would like to see 50% of its employees working at home at least a few days a week by 2020.
- Google discourages telecommuting on the basis that chance encounters between colleagues improve performance.
- Only slightly more than one-third of employees surveyed (37%) work for a company that has a remote-work policy. But this may soon change since almost half (47%) say that whether a company allows remote work is an important factor in choosing a job. A majority of respondents who work for companies without a remote-work policy feel frustrated, with 52% saying they wish they could work from home. And they are motivated to make this happen: Of those who wish their current companies allowed remote work, 37% have considered looking for a job that does, and 14% are actively looking. What’s more, 40% of employees would consider taking a pay cut for the option to work remotely.
- The majority of remote respondents (57%) report thinking they are more productive when they work from home. Another 38% think they are equally productive working from home as they are in the office.