The Benefits of a Remote Work Business

With more employees looking for flexibility, companies of all sizes are switching to remote work business. While some leaders are concerned that remote work will affect productivity, research suggests that when companies have an effective policy on remote working it actually improves key performance indicators and employee morale.

There are many questions about remote working, from how it compares to flexible working or an entirely distributed workforce. There are many proven advantages to offering remote working options, from the reduction of the commute (the most popular benefit of telecommuting, according to a 2020 FlexJobs survey) to more engagement and retention giving employees the flexibility they desire.

Flexible work arrangements refer to any time an employee team isn’t required to report to a physical office at least some of the time, whether it’s working from home for a couple of days per week or being completely remote. This can also mean working from a satellite office, such as a coworking space or cafe, and employees who travel.

No matter how your business defines flexible work arrangements it is essential that leaders and managers give regular feedback on performance and communication. It’s also a good idea to set up regular standups and meetings via virtual means to promote collaboration, innovation and communication. Don’t forget to thank your remote employees whenever they merit it. If your employees aren’t inspired or feel unappreciated their performance will be affected.