After the pandemic is over, businesses will have to determine how to return to the office. For some, the question might be if doing so is even necessary.
- As of 2018, 29% of workers could work from home, and 25% did so occasionally
- Telecommuting has been around since the ’70s.
Lower Risk to Employees
Not all people can work remotely, but allowing employees who can do so may minimize interactions between people throughout a community.
- Some of the biggest tech companies will maintain their work-from-home policies.
Higher Productivity and Engagement
Studies have shown that work-from-home arrangements can support productivity and morale.
- 60% have been as or more productive since working from home
- 47% spend more time with their families
Reduce Office Costs
Cutting office expenses could be one of the simplest ways to keep costs low.
Ways to Save:
- Reduce office space by canceling or choosing not to renew leases
- Empty offices don’t need lights or climate control
Maintaining Employee Connections
Many employees are missing the interaction with their team and co-workers. If the company chooses to keep employees remote, consider ways for teams to connect and collaborate.