We can’t pretend any longer – the future of work is remote! Although the majority of people still work from commercial office spaces in towns and the big cities, the coronavirus has shown us that it’s only a matter of time before nearly everyone is working from the sofa at home.
Business2Cmmunity recently did research on this topic (working remote). The findings are quite revealing.
Remote Work Findings
First off, 79% of knowledge workers already work from home once in a while. Knowledge workers are people whose main capital is their knowledge. They include physicians, pharmacists, programmers, architects, academics, engineers, and public accountants. 70% of these professionals now work from home at least once a week.
What’s more, it seems that both employers and employees are pro-remote-work. Up to 53% of polled employers were excited by the potential that remote work offers. At the same time, at least 60% of employees said they would happily leave their current office job for a full-time remote position at the same pay rate. Among the employees already working from home, 90% said they plan to work remotely for the rest of their careers.
The report covers many other points, including factors driving employees to work remotely and how the employer and employee stand to benefit. Check out the rest of the findings to determine whether a shift to remote would be in your best interests too.
Thanks to the folks at Business 2 Community for this eye-opening infographic.