5 benefits of remote working, and why you should switch over

Tank Stream Labs is always looking for the best and most collaborative way to work together in a creative space and with a new era of how we think about work and time being ushered in by the global pandemic, where and how we work is also changing. No longer is the stuffy office cubicle seen as the first choice for a workspace and the traditional workspace is being redefined to fit into our new reality. Our partners Discovered People are here at TSL and they are giving us the load down on the benefits of the new model of remote work and why you should consider switching over.

Since the start of this global pandemic, many of us questioned whether it was safe to continue working, whether it was from an office, warehouse, shopping centre or cafe. Since March thousands of workers had to switch over from commuting to work to then working from home, and now permanently working remotely is the new reality for many.

This new reality is bringing lots of new challenges, especially with finding a new work-life balance. For some they have struggled to find the balance, especially when juggling children at home, making business calls without interruption and ensuring their productivity levels didn’t decline. But, in recent findings, Technology Connected found that 42% of businesses felt they were already fully prepared for remote working once the pandemic began.

In saying this, there are proven benefits as to why you should consider switching over to remote work. Here are Discovered Peoples top five.

  1. Since the pandemic began, 94% of businesses felt they were able to adapt to remote working; all thanks to technology. For example, emails, video calls, integrated software platforms, electronic diaries and wireless Internet have all been able to assist remote workers during this time.

  2. A record figure of 65% of businesses found they weren’t seeing a drop-off rate in productivity since the rise of the pandemic. Almost a fifth of businesses felt their staff had become more productive.

  3. When we talk about the importance of mental health, 10% of businesses are now actively introducing mental health measures for staff, whilst 52% have said this is something they’re looking to implement. This demonstrates that businesses can switch over to remote work as long as they are willing to put in place OH&S procedures and mental health check-ins.

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