How Remote Work Help Boost Your Company Culture
APR 02, 2018 13:44 PM
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How Remote Work Help Boost Your Company Culture

by Anthony Coggine
Only 10 years ago did the idea of remote work seem like an outlandish proposition. Recently, however, that tide is beginning to shift. With remote work becoming more feasible, and employees becoming more receptive, remote work is due for a boon. 
For some, remote work is still a strange idea but the benefits are becoming obvious. With companies as large as Yahoo taking part in the remote work revolution, it's appeal is growing rapidly. While many employers are still doubtful about the logistics of remote work, The cultural trend towards it is apparent. What are the benefits of remote work? Well some, are apparent and others less so, but all in all remote work is cost-effective and productive for companies of all sizes.
One of the more obvious benefits of remote work is the reduction in cost for most businesses. When the bulk of a business's employees are telecommute the need for an office is greatly reduced. Decreasing the need for a large office with multiple cubicles has a positive effect on a business's finances. While the monetary side of it is nice, the important part might be how it affects the culture. 
In telecommute environments, there are less office politics and more working. Those companies that have large telecommute employee bases are oftentimes immune to the machinations of office personalities. There is less self-aggrandizing and less cutthroat behavior. The culture of remote work typically lens to a more progressive and open view. 
Those environments are generally less about ladder climbing and more about the work speaking for itself. The benefit of less office gossip and interpersonal drama is immense as it tends to lead to friendlier interactions and work focused employees. When the weight of office drama and expectation is lifted off of an employee then they tend to perform better and are happier. In the new age of work, happiness is very important to employees.
Those who work in remote companies post the highest job satisfaction ratings. What employers sometimes fail to realize is that office culture can weigh heavily on employees and reduce the comfort they feel doing their job. By taking the office away, companies can create very positive and uplifting work environments.
On the subject of money, businesses that use remote work forces typically post higher profit margins. This is due to a number of reasons, but one of the largest is the lack of expenditure. This, coupled with higher productivity, leads to an inevitable increase in revenue. Another strong factor in this is that remote work also leads to less employee turnover. 
Companies that use telecommuting have more satisfied employees that are less likely to quit and, because of their increased productivity, are less likely to be fired. This growth has been incredible to say the least and isn't going to slow anytime soon. The nature of remote work is always changing and the numbers being produced continue to astound. Indeed, remote talent post incredible numbers.
Companies that adopt early are in for an evergreen opportunity for profit. The reduced cost and better productivity of remote work is creating a business environment that is ideal for revenue generation. This is helping the popularity of the model tremendously. In a few years telecommuting will go from being a fringe idea to the secret for a revenue-generating business.
On the employee-focused side of things, there are number of great benefits as well. One thing that helps employees tremendously is the reduced cost of not having to go to an office. No more shopping for work specific clothes or burning all that gas driving to and from work. For those that work telecommute jobs, traffic becomes a thing of the past. 
Being able to work in the comfort of your own home without office politics or over-eager managers gives employees a comfortable work environment. This can also improve the health of employees as they no longer have to sit at an office and prove their worth to someone all day long. This also works well for aging employees as the physical requirements to go to work lesson tremendously. 
For new families as well, telecommute work can provide a way to generate income while not being away from their families. This employee oriented style of work creates a positive environment while also being a more generous employer strategy.
With a positive impact on both profits and employees remote work is clearly a beneficial pursuit. The remote revolution is coming in fast and companies keeping up will be rewarded greatly. The strategy of  telecommute employment pays off incredibly well. It is a more positive environment for both owners and employees than a traditional office environment. 
The numbers for remote work and the feedback from employees strengthens the argument. The new age of work is heavily focused on employee happiness and satisfaction. No other strategy accomplishes this like telecommute work. As remote work continues to grow, and technology follows, remote work will become the rule. The world is ready to work from home and you should be too. 
Anthony Coggine is recruitment consultant who has spent more than five years in variety of industries, primarily focused on his clients' recruiting and business processes, improving his clients' efficiency so they could be more profitable and poised for future growth. His tech interests include data visualization, CRM and analysis as well as the intersection of journalism and technology.
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