In this fast moving more and more digitalized world, a special workstyle is rising: Remote Work. It enables to become time and location independent, collaborate with team members worldwide and challenge the status quo of common work patterns. Breaking office boundaries and turning nearly any place into a workplace is the magic the time we are currently living. New by remote work new terms like work-life-merge are repressing the common discussions on work-life-balance and even a family friendly work model can be achieved. A lot of critical success factors are positively affected by remote work and will be described here:
By working remotely you eliminate or lessen a commute and give yourself the pleasure of extra sleep in the morning, spend more time with family, eat healthy, do workouts, etc.
A lot expenses may be reduced or eliminated entirely when working from home, such as: gas, car maintenance, parking fees, professional wardrobe, lunches bought out, etc.
Positive Environmental Impact
By working remotely, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by not having to travel with a vehicle everyday, also remote workers opt to use less paper, control their air conditioning, heating and lighting and all these impact of having a more positive environment.
A Customizable Office
You have the chance to create a comfortable home office, with everything you have ever dreamt of to make working easy and seamless.
Working from home leads to less distraction, less office politics, a quieter noise level, less or more efficient meetings, dressing more casually and comfortably, and, as mentioned above, a more personalized office environment. All these help to increase productiveness.
A Happier Work Life
Remote, flexible workers tend to be happier and more loyal employees. Working from home has been shown to lower stress, improve personal relationships, and provide time for hobbies and interests. Relationships between coworkers and managers can be more positive as well without the distractions and politics that come along with an in-office job.
Working from home leads to better health in different ways: more time for physical activity, the ability to eat healthier, the ability to recover from illness or surgery at home, less exposure to illnesses (cold, flu, etc.), ease of caring for a health issue or disability, and the option to create a comfortable and ergonomic workspace.