In 2020, businesses had to make a sudden shift to a remote workforce due to the Coronavirus. However, as the economy is starting to open, businesses are now seeing the advantages of having a remote workforce and are incorporating more flexibility for their employees. We are sharing a few benefits that you may want to consider when deciding to make a remote workforce a permanent feature of your business culture.
A remote workforce can be deployed in various forms, while some companies may opt for an entirely remote workforce, while others may decide to utilize it in 50/50 capacity. No matter which option you choose for your business, there are plenty of business benefits that will come as a result of having a remote workforce.
An Increase in Productivity
A study in the Harvard Business Review revealed that remote employees completed nearly an extra day’s worth of work every week compared to their in-office colleagues. Employees find that working remotely allows them to get their work done during their peak hours or work in creative work locations.
A Rise in Effective Meetings
Remote meetings allow for businesses to cut out the impromptu meetings and instead increase the number of structured meetings with clear communication, goal setting, and deliverable updates. Most remote meetings are done virtually and are held to a specific time limit, which forces the meeting to be structured and precise. Because of this, meetings are less likely to scheduled for topics that could have been discussed over email or a quick message.
An Empowered Remote Workforce
By entrusting your employees with the flexibility to work remotely, it encourages trust and loyalty. Employees feel that they are in charge of their schedule and showcase their ability to complete projects without micromanagement, which supports a higher quality of work, goals being succeeded, and an increase in the amount of creativity for your business.
Incentives for Remote Employees
Working remote promotes the work-life flexibility that so many professionals crave while providing a chance to further prove leadership abilities with expanded autonomy and responsibility. Now, employees are incentivized to demonstrate their value to the company and are more apt to work harder to keep that flexibility.
Attract the Best Talent
A remote workforce allows your company to pull talent from across the world, instead of being limited to one geographical area. Instead, businesses will now get to compete with other cities to pick the best talent to fit their organizations’ needs.
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