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Remote Work Trends I The State of Remote Work 2019
Ever wonder about how remote workers from around the world feel about remote work, the benefits, and struggles that come along with it?
There are 2471 people responded to this survey. Let’s read on to dig into all of the insights about what it’s really like to be a remote worker in 2019.
Remote work is not a trend — it’s here to stay.
99% said they would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers. They also recommend remote work to others in their lives, from coworkers and friends to family members.
A flexible schedule is the biggest benefit to remote work.
Forty percent of respondents rate “a flexible schedule” is the biggest benefit of remote work. “Having a flexible schedule allows employees to juggle between work, hobbies, and time with friends, resulting in a positive work-life balance and also reducing workplace stress,”
Remote workers struggle with unplugging.
Remote work isn’t always as Instagram-worthy as it may seem. In fact, many remote workers struggle with unplugging from their work, loneliness and communicating.
Remote workers may have location flexibility, but they love to stay home.
Remote workers can often work from anywhere, so where do they choose to go?
A much smaller percentage of remote workers primarily work from coworking spaces (8%), coffee shops (4%), libraries (0.5%) and other places (3%) including five RV campers, hotels, offices, and a grandma’s basement.
Balancing both remote workers and in-office workers is a reality for more and more businesses.
Ninety-one percent of respondents who are business owners selected that they had always intended to support remote work. While fully remote companies are the reality for 31% of respondents, an even greater 40% work on teams where part of the team is full-time remote, and the other part of the team works out of the same office.
Most companies don’t pay for the costs associated with remote work like internet and coworking spaces
While having teammates work remotely can help companies save money on office space and facilities, there are still costs associated with working remotely, such as home internet, coworking memberships and, yes, coffee.
Despite these costs, most companies don’t reimburse or cover them for remote workers.
A report by Buffer
State of Remote Work is Buffer’s annual report that showcases the world of remote workers.
Full article here: http://bit.ly/2U0piTL
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