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Telecommuting offers many important advantages for companies over face-to-face work.
Digital transformation has diluted most of the disadvantages of working remotely. When we talk about work teams, we easily find technologies that have created virtual platforms that allow us to keep track of the tasks and progress of each member. Communication between colleagues and bosses, and even a working time record that complies with current legislation, are also issues that have been resolved. Thanks to these technologies, it is now possible to move physical office spaces to the cloud and communicate with employees from home.
But it is essential that companies know and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of teleworking. What are these advantages?
First and foremost is the increase in productivity. The experience accumulated during this last long year has allowed us to quantify that the increase of productivity of the teleworkers is 6%. This is logical if we consider that, by staying at home, employees can better reconcile their personal and professional lives, in addition to eliminating absenteeism or delays due to mobility problems caused by traffic or the care of children and other family members.
Saving space and resources for companies is the second advantage to be highlighted. Working from home implies significant savings in the payment of services in the company, such as electricity, water, security, cleaning, etc. In addition, by having employees working remotely at least two or three days a week, it is possible to reduce office space.
Thirdly, we have all seen an obvious positive impact on the environment. Teleworking eliminates the need for commuting to the office, thus reducing the number of vehicles on the road. Teleworking makes any business activity more sustainable by avoiding the collateral impact of “unnecessary” commuting.
Another of its advantages for socially responsible companies is the facility it provides to include in their areas people with disabilities who can work without having to leave home.
And finally, it reduces the economic impact in times of crisis.
In 2020, teleworking has positioned itself as the best solution to give continuity to the world’s productive system in times of contingency, which has greatly reduced economic complications. A Gartner survey revealed that, given the circumstances, 88% of companies have required or encouraged their employees to work from home. At this time, large companies are unveiling their new working conditions. For example, Telefónica (one of the world’s largest telephone operators) announced last week that teleworking will account for 60% and that it will be applied intelligently according to the profile of each employee.
Source:(Gartner, Think Big, Nubeprint)