COVID-19 forced millions of employees to WFH（Work From Home）. During the peak of the pandemic, employers and employees realized that not only is remote work possible, but it can improve productivity and aid in managing work-life balance.
As a result, remote work and meetings have been growing in popularity and employers are increasingly offering more remote work opportunities than ever before.
What is Remote Meeting?
A remote meeting is a virtual meeting that connects people online, through video and audio protocols, no matter where in the world they may be. This has allowed people to work from home, conduct hybrid meetings, and connect virtually with their teams from the comfort and safety of their home offices.
According to a survey of more than 5000 full-time employees in the US, conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, about 80% of respondents said they want greater flexibility in choosing where and when to work, clearly being inclined towards remote work and WFA (Work From Anywhere) practices. With such trends predicted to increase, there is no doubt that remote work will quickly become the norm in the modern workforce.
4 Benefits of Remote Meetings for Employees
1. Zero commute
Working from home means commute costs are eliminated, which can compound into considerable savings for someone working from home. Moreover, time invested into commutes is also freed up and can be directed towards productive tasks, improving employee efficiency and turnover for the company.
2. Highest work efficiency
When employees are not limited to working in their offices, but anywhere they deem fit, an increase in efficiency can be observed, which is supported by a study published by Stanford University. According to this study, candidates who worked from home reported a 13% increase in productivity and performance and experienced greater work satisfaction.
Having the flexibility to work whenever it suits employees also boosts efficiency because people are more focused at different times unique to them, thereby delivering better results.
3. Improved mental and physical health, reduced psychological stress
Employees working remotely experience more time to relax and engage in deeply personal and positive activities that would have been difficult to take time out for. Remote work allows employees to work on their terms, which leads to improved mental health and reduced levels of stress associated with hectic work life.
4. Better work-life balance
Working remotely provides an opportunity to better understand one’s work-life balance, and makes it easier to manage and improve it. Having flexible working hours, a comfortable and familiar environment, and more opportunities to engage in ‘quality of life’ activities makes it possible to manage work-life balance responsibly and healthily.
The modern work environment is turning into a truly beneficial one for employees, with hybrid meetings, larger virtual teams, increased acceptance, and even encouragement for people working from home. There are numerous benefits to working remotely, which directly translate into better turnovers for employers and businesses too, as the efficiency of the modern workforce gets a boost from WFA! Fortunately， Have a look at these tips and make your remote meeting successful.