Benefits of Remote Work
Today, we know more about remote work than ever (thank you, Covid-19).
The benefits of working remotely (beyond the pandemic) according to FlexJobs include:
Better Work-Life Balance
Some, but not all, remote jobs come with greater flexibility in how and when you work. If flexibility is a career ideal important to you, certain remote jobs can help you get that better balance.
Less Commute Stress
The average commute time in the U.S. is a whopping 27 minutes, each way. There are even some "extreme commuters" who travel 90 minutes or more just to get to work. Remote work means less stress getting to work as you navigate the 10-second commute down your hallway.
Do you live in an area with limited job opportunities? You're not alone. Job seekers in rural communities and small towns often have fewer options to earn. Remote work removes geographic barriers to better career opportunities.
Imagine a workforce that isn't limited by geographic boundaries. This allows for a diverse pool of employees with different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Remote work is good for your employer's bottom line as well as your own wallet. Companies experience lower overhead when office space is eliminated. You too can save big as a remote worker when you cut expenses like gas, routine car maintenance, parking fees, lunches out, business casual wardrobe, and more!
Positive Environmental Impact
When your car is parked during the day, it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, 100% digital work uses less paper and has the potential to positively impact air quality, according to a study by the EPA.
As it turns out, remote workers aren't just sitting in PJs all day binge-watching Netflix. Home-b report better performance which is a true indicator of overall productivity!
Last and probably most important is the happiness factor of remote work. I didn't name my blog, Work From Home Happiness for no reason. Greater personal health and overall well-being is reported by home-based employers. And I don't know about you, but I'm never going to say no to an added bit of happiness in life.