This pandemic has been disastrous in so many people’s life but one thing we all should be thankful to this pandemic is for introducing us to the remote working culture.
Most of the industries/employers hereinafter in a near future will never require an employee to spend time travelling to and from office in the rushing traffic to be physically present in an office space sit in a office desk and chair to start the work before which the employee themselves will be dead tired of the travelling and the hectic morning routine thus reducing their productivity and efficiency by more than 25%.
As we all know our maximum output in anything is given when we feel comfortable to do the particular thing. Also, as the old saying goes “there is no place like home” combining these two and letting employees work from the comfort place has indeed given gigantic revenue growths and surprisingly increased productivity by an exponential factor.
Get To Know the benefits of Employers Point of View – Remote Working
Now with the astounding growth in the technology sector and employers finally seeing the benefits of letting their employees work from the comfort of their own house are slowly but steadily shifting to permanent remote work environments.
Yes! Remote work is very much appealing and advantageous to employees for reasons that we all know, but why is it more advantageous to employers is what we are going to dive into.
The first main and important factor that the employers were unwilling to shift into a remote environment was, and I say was here because it isn’t anymore, the fear of not getting the job done. The mentality of the employers was so very fixed on the fact that no jobs gets done without their direct supervision which is nothing rather than a ruse I would say.
This pandemic has proven this statement otherwise with a big fat NO.
In reality, it is way easier to organize a remote workforce than that of a physical one and that in terms in many ways advantageous to the company than to the employees.
There are nowadays hundreds of applications/platforms online for free that we can use to organize the remote workforce. Platforms like trello and slack has seen a great rise in their users during recent times to organize their remote workforce.
Also, on an employer point of view using a remote workforce plays an important role in minimizing the expenses thus resulting in more profit. As long as you have a remote workforce you don’t actually need to keep paying rent or property taxes, you save a lot of money on utilities and a lot of similar expenses would be saved. All of this is going to be done via a free platform as I said above. In order to take a business meeting, you don’t have to physically commute to their location. Imagine a multinational company in New Zealand getting into business with another company in the United States and having to travel to each other’s location for physical face to face project meetings. You could literally save thousands of dollars in flight tickets alone.
Let’s get into the main advantages of remote working on an employer’s point of view one by one
1. Exponential Growth in Productivity
As I discussed earlier, being in a comfortable environment promotes critical thinking thus enabling the brain to work faster and smarter thus working from your comfort place will increase your productivity. Although many companies try to bring up a comfortable environment for employees in workplaces, they are restrained from catering to the comfort requirements of all the employees
by many factors. Thus, you cannot make a workplace comfortable to all your employees. You cant make a single environment comfortable to all the employees but you can take the employees to their own comfort zones. And that results in increased productivity of the employees.
2. You will save a lot of money on gadgets and equipment
Asking your employees to physically be present in your office makes you responsible for all the tools and equipment they need to get the job done. In other words, you should provide them with everything they need to get the job done for you, and still pay them their wages whereas letting them work form their home is going to save you a lot of money as they will be using their own equipment and all those maintenance expenses will be with them.
It might seem a small amount of money but considering your number of employees it might add up to be a great percentage of your revenue.
3. Physical Restraints
The maximum distance you can ask an employee of you to commute to work is on average 30 kilometers which itself in morning and evening traffic would end up taking more than an hour which is 12.5% of the working time of that employee. But with allowing employees to work from home you are expanding that physical distance boundary from about 30 kilometers on average to INFINITY.
Yes, that’s right, you can be on one part of the earth and can hire an employee to work for you from another corner of the planet. This will help you get unidentified unexploited talent pool and that will in turn maximize the revenue stream of the company with no or very little expenses.
4. Less money spent on training employees
Given the fact that you cannot always find a perfect fit for your vacancy sometimes you have to take up a nearly suitable candidate and train him for a while to mold him into how you want the particular employee.
This again can be simply overcome with remote working as you have unlimited unrestrained number of employees who are trained already or who have enough or more experience than you are looking for.
5. No / Less Sick Leaves
One of the main reasons that employees quote for being absent to work is their physical illness or sickness. Whereas once they are allowed to work from home remotely, they don’t have to physically extort themselves to commute to the workplace neither worry about the contagiousness of their sickness to their colleagues but still can get the job done considering those are the reasons the employee wanted to take a sick leave today.
6. Keeping the employees/ retention
Employee retention is becoming an issue nowadays as millennials nowadays tend to move to different locations given some unavoidable/personal reasons. Thus, they might move farther away from their workplace and be unable to commute to work daily given the distance to the office from their new places. This will not be even a problem once a remote environment is created in the workplace.
You can keep a well-trained experienced and talented employee with you for as long as he / you wants and this won’t be affected by your employee taking a holiday in Maldives or in a jungle safari in Africa as long as he has his laptop and an internet connection there.
7. Mental Health
In this busy working environment we are accustoming ourselves into, we care very less about our mental wellbeing or I would say we don’t give importance to our mental health. To phrase it better we cannot give importance to our mental health. But getting accustomed to a work from home/ remote working environment, the employees are working from their happy place and a very comfortable environment keeping their brains happy active and pleasant thus, cutting down depression, anxiety and stress and this results in a good mental health.
Remote working is a trend that we all have to get accustomed to with no other option in the near future. It is a trend worth embracing.
Many companies are going to embrace the remote working environment for more than 60% of their businesses in the near future. The slow growth of remote working has had its boost with this pandemic situation, and I couldn’t be mistaken if I say during the time I am writing this blog at least 5 companies around the world would have switched to or at least decided to switch to remote working. In the Future Remote Working is the Best way to take your business forward all things considered.