Why you should let your employees work from home?

August 24, 2021
Productivity increase, employee autonomy, employee retention... There are many reasons to consider letting your employees work from home full-time or a couple of days a week. Not convinced yet? Read through this non-exhaustive list of benefits of remote work, and see why there’s a lot at stake.

Productivity increase

Stop worrying about your team’s work quality while being remote. Working from home actually shows quite the opposite: it means a quiet environment and no commute. The time employees spend in traffic or on public transportation every day, will be dedicated to their job, and tasks they’ll happily complete without feeling tired from an endless ride.

Employee autonomy

Of course, you will not be able to directly supervise the progress of the various projects. And that’s a good thing. By offering your employees the flexibility of working remotely, you’re giving them valuable autonomy and more confidence between the teams. They’ll be able to plan their day as they see fit, including deciding to do the most difficult tasks during their most productive hours. This freedom is bound to be beneficial.

Employee retention

Allowing remote work – even a couple of days a month – is a proof of trust towards your employees. It is also a way to enhance work-life balance, modernise your workplace and give it a noticeable morale boost. Happy employees are more keen to stay and grow in their company, and invest time and energy in their position.

Save money

Last but not least, think of the costs you won’t have to cover if you don’t have to rent an office full-time to fit everyone, nor furnish it with desks, chairs, sofas, high-tech equipment… Instead, many small to medium companies only keep smaller rooms for the occasional meetings, putting more money into growing their business. It’s a win-win.

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