Remote work became popular with the pandemic in 2020, a lot of companies provided their employees with the necessary material to allow them to work from the comfort of their homes. Even after the pandemic ended, these companies still adopted a blended mode between office and remote working. So why is it important?
It allows a work-life balance
When employees are given the chance to work remotely, they achieve a balance between their personal and professional lives. They can choose to work from their homes or a nice coffee shop, which means they can manage a flexible schedule and enjoy some nice views while still getting the work done.
It motivates employees
Remote work makes the employees feel valued and taken care of. This feeling motivates them to work efficiently and be more productive. It also gives a sense of comfort and allows them to be more focuses as the traditional office space can be distracting sometimes.
It improves time efficiency
With the right resources, companies that allow a blended working mode for its employees also allows a good time and effort management. The employees don’t feel drained by the end of the day and can still enjoy their personal lives and do things that makes them happy which is beneficial for both the company and the employees.
It improves employee retention
New applicants nowadays look for a job with blended working mode as they know how healthy and motivating it is. It also motivates employees to stay in their current jobs since it allows them to be more comfortable and productive at the same time. All of this boosts employee retention rates and benefits to the company in the long run.
It improves the use of technology
With increased Wi-Fi access, smartphone applications, laptops and ERPs, it is very easy for teams to stay connected while working and share information from anywhere, especially with the use of cloud-based office productivity tools, such as Google Docs, Sheets, Meet and all of the G Suite programs.