July 21st, 2016 by adminTime is of the essence. You have 365 days, 52 weeks, 8,760 hours, and 525,600 minutes in a year – actually cut that in half, because we are halfway through the year. Have you accomplished half of what you planned on doing thus far? Don’t worry, if you’re feeling overwhelmed; you’re not alone. Most individuals haven’t noticed how quickly time has passed. That's the beauty of time - its incremental nature. This allows many to figure out a healthy work/life balance. Imagine taking your job wherever and whenever you wanted – could you picture the time you could save with the benefits of working remotely?
Statistics for Working Remotely
A survey summarized in the Microsoft whitepaper, Work without Walls, indicates the top 10 benefits of working from home from the employee viewpoint. In reverse order:
10) Environmentally friendly (23%)
9) More time with family (29%)
8) Less stressful environment (38%)
7) Quieter atmosphere (43%)
6) Eliminate long commute (44%)
5) Less distractions (44%)
4) More productive (45%)
3) Avoid traffic (47%)
2) Save gas (55%)
1) Work/home balance (60%)
Benefits of Working Remotely
The world would be a lot happier if individuals took the opportunity to enjoy a few of these luxuries. The option to work remotely would lower employee stress and boost morale. Stats about remote work show that 82 percent of telecommuters reported lower stress levels, according to one study, and that’s a good thing not only for remote workers but for the companies that employ them. The study by PGI, a leading provider of software services, found that 80 percent of workers reported higher morale when working from home, while 69 percent reported lower absenteeism. Humankind as a whole would lessen their carbon footprint by significantly decreasing their fuel consumption by 680 million gallons. Working remotely is being now heavily encouraged, because of the positive impact it has on the way people do business.
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