Working remotely is a normal practice for the majority of businesses around the world. With reported benefits including increased productivity, cost savings and employee morale it’s hard to understand why some companies are still resisting letting their workers telecommute.
Maybe the below statistics (which are just a small selections from the vast number of findings associated with allowing employees to work from home) will help to convince business leaders.
1. As of 2014 13.9% of the UK workforce worked from home as part of their current role
2. 85% of millenials want to telecommute 100% of the time
3. 64% of companies don’t have formal remote working policy and only 3% of organisations measure performance, engagement, and productivity to quantify ROI
4. Telecommuting workers were 48% more likely to rank their job a 10—the highest level—on the happiness scale
5. In the US, if those with compatible jobs and a desire to work from home did so just half the time, the greenhouse gas reduction would be the equivalent of taking the entire New York State workforce permanently off the road.
6. 91% of remote workers believe they “get more work done when working remotely,”
7. 70% of office workers said that it is important for businesses to allow their employees to work remotely
8. 91% of firms in Britain have at least one employee working from home
9. Remote workers are almost twice as likely to work beyond 40 hours a week and are 20% more productive when they get given creative projects remotely
10. In a 2014 survey, the top benefits of telecommuting listed by remote workers were better work-life balance (74%), savings in travel costs (69%) and green benefits (47%)
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