The Benefits and Struggles of Remote Work
The impact and scale of remote work is growing more than ever before. Remote work went to an inevitable and massive shift in company cultures and the way that people work around the world.
Let’s take a look and share the results of survey, prepared by Buffer, where more than 2000 respondents were questioned. Interestingly, remote workers would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers and big majority of remote workers would recommend remote work to others.
But what are the biggest benefits and challenges and do they remain the same when covid-19 started?
The biggest benefit that remote workers see to working remotely remains — unquestionably — the flexibility that it offers. Thirty-two percent selected the ability to have a flexible schedule as their top benefit, followed by 25 percent who selected the flexibility to work from any location.
Looking to other, challenging side, the biggest struggle to remote work changed quite drastically. In past years, collaboration and communication difficulties, as well as loneliness, were top of the list. This year, 27 percent of remote workers selected not being able to unplug as their biggest struggle with remote work, followed by difficulties with collaboration (16 percent), and loneliness (16 percent).
Full report can be found here: Report link