“Productivity”: this is the concept on which there is most consensus. According to the OECD report, the benefits of teleworking are increased productivity, better work-life balance and reduction of companies’ carbon footprint through energy savings.
Stanford University conducted a study on remote work for 9 months in one of the largest tourism companies in the world: employees spent 9% more time on their tasks (with shorter breaks and fewer sick days), showed higher satisfaction (resignation rate decreased by 50%), and performance increased by 13% (reaching 22%). The data is pleasantly surprising, especially considering that teleworking was voluntary and not imposed. In addition to improved performance, there was also a lower turnover rate and reduced office costs: these three concepts improved the company’s productivity by up to 30%.
Another study, in this case by the University of Chicago and with more than 10,000 surveys, claims that 30% of employees felt more productive and motivated working from home. According to the U.S. consulting firm Omdia, telecommuting has generated higher productivity for 68% of the 400 companies surveyed worldwide (Netflix improved its productivity per worker in the first half of 2021 to 1.54 million dollars per employee; Apple obtained its best figure of the last five years, 1.16 million per worker).
In Latin America and the Caribbean, remote work increased by 20% on average during the pandemic and increased productivity. However, it is estimated that the growth of this modality will be more linear than that experienced in the early 20’s. On the other hand, it is predicted that 1 in 4 employees in North America will be working remotely on a regular basis by the end of this year.
In Europe, the five countries that rely most on remote work are Sweden (40.9%), the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Finland and Denmark. Above the EU average (21.5%) are countries such as the United Kingdom (31.1%) and France (28.3%); below, Germany (18.5%) and Spain (14.7%).
In Spain, the evolution of teleworking will increase productivity by between 1.4% and 6.2% annually. Companies such as Vodafone are already strongly committed to this model and allow remote work 3 days a week, with 96% of their staff adhering to it and with the aim of facilitating flexibility and conciliation; in Telefónica, on the other hand, 81% of employees have signed up to the possibility of teleworking 2 days a week. In this way, both companies have implemented remote work to set an example of the use of technology and connectivity, as they themselves market it, fully confident of being more competitive.
Thus, teleworking increases productivity: it increases motivation, improves concentration and brings savings to the company, both in cost of space and staff turnover; it is necessary that the worker can choose to work remotely and in the right circumstances.
Nubeprint supports teleworking and sets an example with 100% of its staff working remotely. Nubeprint technology allows the teleworker’s home printer to be monitored and the teleworker to enjoy MPS services at the same level as printers installed in the company environment. With its pioneering and unique mobile App, the teleworker’s printer can be monitored to alert the supplier when a consumable is low and replace it before it runs out, ensuring that the printer is always at full capacity and the employee does not have to worry about consumables.
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