“Remote work is the future of work.” — Alexis Ohanian
A few years ago, working from home seemed out of reach for most industries. However, through the force of technology, a higher number of professionals today prefer a flexible working style that, in turn, allows them to be outside the bounds of a conventional office environment. At least 50% of the workforce in the U.S. operates remotely. Common factors inducing this change include the job seekers’ need for work-life balance through flexible schedules and time lost in commuting. On the other hand, employers approach remote work as a means of achieving reduced costs and better talent due to the flexibility that comes with remote jobs. For instance, American Express adopted a flexible workplace strategy through its BlueWork program to encourage employees to figure out the best workspace plan. The company not only experienced an increase in employee productivity, but also saved $10-$15 million in annual real estate costs by grouping employees into four work styles – home, roam, club, and hub, where only ‘Hub’ employees required a fixed desk, and daily presence in the office.
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