The way that companies look at remote work has changed and is constantly evolving. Leaders who recognize and empower remote workers start by trusting their employees to be successful. Studies have shown that remote workers cost companies less and are more productive than their in-office counterparts. A study from Stanford also showed that remote workers saw 50% less attrition and took less sick days and time off.
In 2018, 56% of global companies allowed remote work. Owl Labs' 2018 State of Remote Work also found that employees who work remotely at least once per month were 24% more likely to feel happy and productive in their jobs than their desk-bound colleagues.
For these leaders, including investor Alexis Ohanian and former first lady Michelle Obama, remote work and flexible jobs are the way of the future.
The remote work community is here to help your team make the transition to remote, support hybrid teams, and help employees who need remote work resources. To learn more, read about how to achieve work-life balance working remotely next.