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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. 

Whether you need a single technical writer for a brief project or a team of consultants to produce a complete line of documentation, we guarantee the quality of our work. We provide an Engagement Manager from one of our 30 local offices for the entire length of your project at no additional cost. Contact us at (800) 221-0093 or