Studies show that remote workers are more productive than their counterparts at the office. Though this finding may have seemed counter-intuitive to some before the new pandemic related normal of working from home, many companies are now embracing it and contemplating the large-scale reduction of expenses. Much to the vexation of commercial landlords, office supply and furniture companies, and many similarly situated providers, this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.
The related issues for both employers and employees to consider seem daunting. The home office has taken on a new connotation. Productivity, lack of interaction, employee training, and IT issues immediately come to mind. But there are much deeper, more nuanced implications to be considered. For instance, did you know that working from home may be more stressful than working at the office? 54% of remote workers felt “overly stressed during the workday” compared to only 49% of office workers. This should resonate as a call to action for employers, particularly C suite executives, HR people, and really anyone with direct reports.
We will explore all these issues and a multitude of others you probably haven’t considered in our brand new webinar, Working Remotely: Best Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities (WKR2). Check it out. Your competitors certainly will.
Nick Spoltore is VP of Strategic Content Development – Tax, Regulatory, and Emerging Markets for Surgent CPE. Mr. Spoltore is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and of Delaware Law School. Before joining Surgent, he practiced tax and business law at the firm of Heaney & Kilcoyne. He is admitted to practice in PA, DE, and NJ.