Remote work is on the rise. Many professionals are choosing to ditch their nine-to-five office jobs that give them the flexibility of working from anywhere. With all the technological advances available, fewer people feel the need to confine themselves to a cubicle and see the freedom in working remotely.
According to research by Buffer, 99 percent of respondents said they would prefer to telecommute at least some of the time. More and more brands are accepting of a remote lifestyle for their employees, and hiring managers predict that in the next 10 years 38 percent of the U.S. workforce will work from home.
Besides being able to work in pajamas, there are many benefits to obtaining a remote position.
Some might think that working from home and having that freedom means less productivity and more slacking off to do other things, but studies show this isn’t the case. In a recent study by Stanford University, researchers found that when employees worked from home, their productivity drastically increased. The time they usually spent chatting with co-workers, commuting to and from work, and taking breaks was now used to complete full workdays.
Telecommuting is also good for your health. In FlexJob’s 2018 annual survey, 77 percent
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