Thanks to technology, today's remote worker have many options when it comes to working for monetary compensation. People are no longer stuck at a 9-5 job or forced to make a long commute if they have WiFi. Remote work allows employees to work anywhere that has an internet connection. Here are a few benefits of remote work:
Morale, Productivity, and Freedom
According to Flexjobs, when you have flexibility in your work such as flex hours, working remotely and working from home, workers are generally in a better mood and more productive. Because of the freedom remote employees have, they won’t feel as if they are stuck in a tiny cubicle all day. In fact, if they have internet access they can work virtually anywhere, including in exotic locations while traveling or while in another town visiting friends or family.
In many cases, the more freedom that an employee has the better their morale is. Since many employees who work remotely have more freedom, they tend to have a higher morale overall when compared to traditional in-office workers.
Working remotely allows employees to be more productive. Being at home in your environment can be very motivating. It can also enable you to work at odd times when the mood strikes such as early in the morning, late at night or on the weekends. Employees who work remotely tend to get more done and are more productive thanks to the amount of flexibility that they have.
Work-Life Balance and Family
Many families struggle with trying to achieve work-life balance. Long commutes can make it difficult for families to see each other. When you work remotely, you have more time to spend with your family. Many remote workers have the flexibility to create their work schedule so that they can make soccer practice or dance rehearsal.
Some remote workers don't have to worry about taking time off because they are unable to find a babysitter or because their child is ill. Remote work can be very beneficial for employees, especially those with kids and workers that care for an ill family member because of the flexibility.
Working remotely can allow both the employee and employer save on costs. However, we will focus on the employee. The employee will immediately notice a difference in their bank account since they won’t have to spend money on fancy clothes, shoes, morning coffee or gas to commute to the office. Yes, that is right no more shopping for "work" clothes and clothes for your life outside of work.
They can also save money making a healthy lunch from work versus going out to lunch with coworkers. If they have kids, they might even be able to save on childcare if the job is flexible and allows the worker to work around your child’s schedules. In some instances, they may even be able to deduct some items from their taxes such as a portion of your cellular phone bill if you use it to make calls for work and office related items that the employer doesn't cover.
In closing, there are many more great reasons to work remotely. However, working remotely isn't for everyone. You will need to be the type of person that can thrive in an environment where there is no one watching over your shoulder. You will need to create a routine and a way to keep yourself organized to be productive in a remote environment.
However, working remotely can be an incredible experience. With communication tools such as chats and video conferencing, employees can have tons of fun with gifs, emojis, and excellent effects in video calls. I can tell you this from experience, once you find the right remote company, you will never want to go back to the traditional office setting. If you just started working remotely or from home here are some tips on making your transition.
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