Remote work is something that we are hearing about much more frequently. In 2017, CNN declared that “Working from home is really having a moment” and this moment doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. The remote workforce is growing rapidly and has more than doubled in the last decade.
One of the major misconceptions about working from home is the home. With the use of Cloud-based apps and desktops, workers can be truly mobile. They are not bound to a physical desktop and can perform their duties from an assortment of mobile devices requiring only internet access.
Working remotely offers many benefits for both the employer and the employee. Studies show that employees that work remotely have improved health and wellness and a better work-life balance. They also benefit financially by saving much of the money used for commuting.
Employers can save upwards of $10,000 a year per employee by offering them the option to work remotely part-time. A remote workforce also widens the pool of potential hires. You are no longer bound by a geographical location and can hire from across the globe instead of being limited to your region.
Many larger companies have already embraced this way of doing business and smaller companies are beginning to follow suit. This looks to be the future of work and those who don’t embrace this technology are destined to be left behind.