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Still working that 9 to 5 or insisting your employees work from the office at all times? More and more companies and individuals are embracing remote work as a viable alternative to the traditional model. Flexitime, lack of a commute, and an increase in production are all key benefits. Read on to find out more.

1) Remote workers are more productive

When you are no longer bound by the rigidity and distractions of a 9 to 5 schedule you can choose to work when you feel most productive – this can make projects move much faster. According to one survey, 91% of remote workers believe they “get more work done when working remotely”.

2) Cutting out that commute is a good thing

In the UK the number of people spending more than two hours travelling to and from work every day is more than 3 million according to research by the TUC. A long commute has been shown in various studies to increase cholesterol, blood pressure and anxiety. Remote workers start their day with often no commute at all.

3) A remote workforce is a connected workforce

Working remotely does not mean that workers are disconnected from their peers. Broadband, smartphones, social networks, email, video conferencing and cloud computing mean that you don’t need to share the same office to communicate effectively.

4) Get the best person for the job, no matter where they are based

The best person to help you if you are employer or the best job for you if you are employee are not always located within your immediate vicinity. By embracing remote working you can cast aside the restraints imposed by commutes or a particular geographic area.

5) Remote workers cost less

As an employer you can often call on remote workers as and when you need them and less workers at the office means a reduction in rent and property costs, as well as on the cost of technical equipment.

If you are interested in exploring remote work opportunities then visit our jobs page. You can also find success in approaching companies that are known to embrace remote working directly for work.

Good luck!

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Luke is a freelance web developer based in Bristol, UK.

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