PCMAN – The world has evolved rapidly within the past five years, and it includes the way we work. More people are opting in to do remote work with flexible time, career sabbaticals, and zero hours contracts to avoid the 9-to-5 traditional working habits. Now with Cloud computing technology rising popularity, remote working has more benefits to offer for those who are thinking about changing the way they work.
Less stressed. With the ability of choosing your own working space, less stress will be created within the work itself and the overall business. Workers feel empowered to work in a way that suits them most.
Well connected. The growing dominance of smartphones and social media channels allow people to communicate effectively though they are not next to each other. New business trends such as remote administration, cloud-based project management, and video conferencing will extend the effectivenemss of remote work.
Less cost. With remote workspaces, it automatically dies down the rent and property cost, causing a business to be able to allocate the money for something else that they couldn’t afford before.
Create new jobs. The new ways of working within the organization requires new roles to perform smoothly. Greater collaboration between HR, IT, property, facilities, and other management has created new job titles such as ‘workplace editor’.
Happier employees. Based on a research, remote employees are generally happier than those who have to come to the office 9 to 5. They have more freedom towards their working choices, but with the help of advanced technology, they are still as productive—sometimes even more than before.
More engaged. With different ways to communicate now that people are working in different places, a new sense of engagement has been created between the workers. They experienced something beyond ‘doing work’ and engaged in a different way.
Better venues. Remote workplaces can range from one’s home to a quiet little coffee shop. Nowadays, since remote working has become more popular, more places provide better facilities to accommodate remote workers to work from where they are.
Less commuting. According to the UK national statistics, commuters have lower life satisfaction, a lower sense that their daily activities are worthwhile. They also have lower levels of happiness and higher anxiety on average than non-commuters. With remote offices, people need to commute less, thus resulting in better life satisfaction.