Whether you leverage it or not, the remote work culture is here to stay. It may have been enforced by the pandemic, but it has been a preferred way of working for many employees for years now.
With companies realising the benefits of remote work in the pandemic, it’s only obvious that many are willing to continue with the same culture post-pandemic as well. But what makes it such a success?
Here are 6 aspects that make working from home wildly successful:
- Freedom of choice:
The remote work culture provides freedom to employees to work from the comfort of their home. They can decide to work from their couch in their pajamas, or get ready and work from a workstation setup in their home.
Employees don’t have a manager constantly looking over their shoulder to check what they are upto. This makes the work environment very stress free, leading to increased employee satisfaction.
- Better work life balance:
Since there are no extra permissions required to engage in any activity when employees are at home, it allows employees to invest in their interests without compromising on work. Also, employees have more time on their hands since they are not travelling to and fro their workplace.
Working remotely saves them from engaging in office politics, leading to a positive mindset. Employees can plan their day to give equal amounts of attention to work and play, leading to a healthy work life balance.
- Flexible learning:
The flexibility and accessibility provided by LMSs have made it easy for businesses to impart learning to remote employees scattered across the globe. Moreover, mobile learning capabilities have made it even more convenient for employees to engage with the learning content.
Combined with microlearning, the mobile based delivery of content becomes even more powerful and ensures a high rate of training completion. LMSs like Mind flash, TalentLMS, Docebo, etc that provide online as well as offline mobile learning support have enhanced the employee learning experience.
- Cost effective:
Work from home saves money for both the business and the employees. Businesses don’t need to procure a space and pay rents, or pay for other resources like furniture, printers, air conditions, etc.
Employees save money spent on travelling to the workplace or client location. There is a savings of money usually spent on lunch and snacks during breaks. For employees with kids, the childcare costs are eliminated since they don’t need to leave kids at a daycare center.
- Higher productivity:
With time being saved due to elimination of transit, employees are relieved and have more time on their hands during the day. This provides them more time to dedicate to work which increases their productivity.
In most cases, employees enjoy a quieter work environment at home leading to better work performance. Moreover, they are free to take breaks whenever required which helps them to rejuvenate and focus better on work.
- Reduces absenteeism:
Employees staying away from work due to illness is very common in the office environment. It often leads to work getting stalled or projects getting delayed. But with remote work, employees can keep working if they do not have any serious illness.
Employees can take time out to visit a doctor and continue working since they can work from the comfort of home. This reduces the rate of absenteeism as employees take a leave if and only its extremely necessary.
The freedom to structure their day allows remote employees to do more in less time, which increases their efficiency. Working from home allows them to use their time more productively. This improves their well being and ensures higher work satisfaction.