Many business owners and employers alike have their concerns about allowing their employees to telecommute. Will they really be working? What if someone needs to chat with them? How can I be sure they will be productive? The reality is that a remote work environment is a gamble, but the state of the workplace is changing and companies need to adapt in order to attract the best talent.
In a recent infographic by Dell and Intel, statistics about the remote workplace were shared to provide some insight into what’s really going on. Here are some of the key statistics from Dell and Intel’s Global Evolving Workplace Study:
• 52% of people believe that employees working from home are just as productive or more productive than in the office.
• 50% of those who spend time working from home believe they are more productive there than in the office.
• Of the remaining half, 36% believe they are equally as productive at home as in the office, while 14% indicated less productive.
Of those that work from home:
• 40% drive less.
• 30% sleep more.
• 46% feel less stress.
Based on these statistics from the study, the perception employees have about working from home is clearly different than what employers think about its viability. While every workplace is different, the option to telecommute is a competitive advantage in attracting quality talent. And, based on this data, the majority of employees are just as if not more productive when working from the home.
The remote worker revolution is here. View our infographic, “Tips and Best Practices for Remote Workers“, to learn more about creating a successful remote work environment for your employees.