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July 2018

Why A Remote Work Environment Fosters Happier, More Productive Employees

Why A Remote Work Environment Fosters Happier, More Productive Employees

Now, more than ever, people are searching for careers that they want to be in. As technology progresses, so do the options for qualified candidates. While brick-and-mortar office spaces aren't fizzling out quite yet, the increasingly young, tech-savvy workforce is looking for work-life balance. This balance isn't being provided by punching the proverbial clock within a designated office building.

Any up-to-date career placement agency and startup HR department will cite that the remote work trend is burgeoning. Over the last several years it's been a noticeable theme that's affected an increasing number of business branches. Of course, technology companies experience this most prevalently, but a page should be taken from the book of distributed work environments. We have some insights as to why remote work is the office of the future and how you should approach it.

Freedom

Talent acquisition services at the highest level know that potential employees are not looking to be another drone, mindlessly grinding away at mundane tasks. They want their talent to be recognized, respected, and rewarded with certain freedoms that a career limited to an office can't offer. Work from the beach? Sure. Wake up at noon? Absolutely. Get quality work done without micromanagement? Totally. Remote work offers the first step to "workplace" freedom that more employees are finding attractive.

Autonomy

The smartest workers aren't waiting for a managerial hierarchy to tell them what's next. They already know and are intelligent enough to pursue it. Remote work, when done correctly, fosters a linear model of management that allows autonomy throughout projects, teams, and titles. Of course, communication is key, but freedom of choice and autonomous power in the workplace make for a trustworthy bond between workers and managers. Some 86% of employers say employee recognition boost morale in the office. With increased autonomy and freedom, this number can only increase.

Productivity

Simply put, people work differently. Maybe one person is perfectly content in an 8-5 structure. That's great. Perhaps the next person flourishes working at night. With a remote working option, the productivity of both working styles is taken into account. Additionally, collaborative media platforms are making for increasingly seamless communication, productivity modeling, and accountability between in-house and distributed teams. When all facets of productivity are taken into account, your business is making moves.

The bottom line is that while every career might be different, so are the workers in those positions. Having a remote option increases your talent base, production schedule, and employee freedom and autonomy. We want your business to be successful. Know that your success first begins with those doing the work.