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Working Remotely: How Businesses Virtually Reap the Benefits Working From Home

For the last nine months, millions of workers across the United States have been working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Bureau of Labor, “one-quarter of the employed teleworked in August 2020.” Whether you worked for a brick-and-mortar store, an online business, or a large corporation, the pandemic unknowingly offered businesses the chance to see how remote work would measure up to the daily grind of the workplace. As a result, employees have embraced working remotely from home, and businesses have seen an overall increase in productivity. Whether you are doing virtual work or in a hybrid system, it is important to understand the numerous benefits of remote working for employees and employers. Some of these benefits include:

Benefits of Remote Work for Employees 

  • Flexible schedules: employees choose when, where, and how to start the workday 
  • Higher autonomy and fewer distractions empower employees
  • Job opportunities for the disabled, students, and individuals changing professions
  • Save money on wardrobe and food costs
  • No commuting leads to a lower carbon footprint

Benefits of Virtual Work for Employers

  • Increase and diversify employment, statewide or internationally
  • Higher productivity and profits 
  • Lower employee turnover and higher employee retention
  • Save money through fewer rewards/perks, such as parking spots
  • Save money on office space, equipment, travel reimbursement, power, heating, and air conditioning

For many people, seeing the benefits of virtual work during a crisis will alter the future of how we work. While the office is not a thing of the past, companies will have to figure out how to readjust to a new business model that supports remote and hybrid work. The benefits of working in this environment make this adjustment an appealing long-term option, rather than just a short-term solution.

Our team of technical writers at Essential Data can personalize a contingency plan on remote work that will guarantee to keep your business on track, contact us today to get started. (800) 221-0093 or sales@edc.us 

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