A solid remote work program is a win for both employees and the organizations they work for. According to a Global Workplace Analytics study, a typical business saves about $11,000 per person per year by using remote work policies. If employees with compatible jobs worked from home just half the time, the national savings would amount to $700 billion per year.
Facetime, Google Hangouts, conferencing, cloud sharing and other collaboration technology have made it possible to produce quality work while enjoying the comforts of home, but the exuberance of producing from one’s humble abode can wear off over time. Deadlines and commitments aren’t always enough motivation.
Still, employees who work from home continue to report loving their jobs more than those in a cubicle. In a 2016 survey of close to 3,500 employees, Leadership IQ found that only 24 percent of office workers loved their work, compared with 45 percent of remote workers who loved their job.
Though remote workers are often happy and productive, they do need to drum up inspiration and motivation to achieve their full potential.