Many companies use remote workers for a variety of reasons. Though it comes with benefits, there’s always the issue of productivity.
Though it may seem counterintuitive, research from Stanford indicates that working remotely increases productivity equivalent to a full day’s work. Telecommuters work a full shift or more compared to their in-office peers. They take less time off overall, fewer sick days, and shorter breaks.
Working from home reduces office expenditures and eliminates the geographical proximity factor in choosing employees. These benefits are among the reasons many companies including LinkedIn, Google, Amazon, and Twitter, opted for remote workforces before the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. However, there are potential downsides – so if you are not adequately prepared, you may not realize the increased productivity, even if you’re working hard to follow remote team management best practices.