Jan 17
7 Key 2022 Remote Work Statistics

7 Key 2022 Remote Work Statistics

If you’re new to the concept of remote work, it sounds pretty scary. How can you possibly manage people who are thousands of miles away?

You’re not alone, though.

The same can be said for millions of business owners who were left with no choice but to switch to remote work in 2020. However, the problem wasn’t because of remote work per se. Rather, it was the inability of many organisations to effectively digitise their processes.

For early adapters, remote work turned out to be a lifesaver. How many struggling companies found remote work to be the silver lining that kept their businesses afloat in the absence of face-to-face interactions?

Two years into the pandemic, and remote work is more or less mainstream. In fact, more and more professionals are leaning towards working for and with a fully digitised remote workforce.

Still unconvinced? Well, numbers don’t lie and here’s what they’re saying:

16% of companies around the world are fully remote.

16_ of companies around the world are fully remote

This may seem small but consider that it’s on a global scale. This just goes to show that companies are now acknowledging the capability and practicability of distributed teams.

62% of employees work remotely in some form.

62_ of employees work remotely in some form

Hybrid work models are increasingly popular. Since it’s still difficult (and dangerous) to have everyone back on site, alternating remote work shifts remain in place.

And thanks to the cost savings in overhead expenses and office space rentals, many employers are planning to continue with this setup even after the pandemic.

159% rise in the number of remote workers.

159_ rise in the number of remote workers

Since 2009, there’s been a huge increase in the number of people who prefer to work from home.

The pandemic simply forced employers to realise a remote workforce’s potential and feasibility. Technology, especially project management apps and video conferencing, has made work easier for both parties.

73% of departments will employ remote workers.

73_ of departments will employ remote workers

By 2028, organisations will be employing distributed teams in different departments, not just in IT or sales.

For instance, marketing teams have become increasingly distributed, bringing together different talents from overseas. Hence, it won’t be long until other departments also find their ways to make their teams function remotely.

44% of companies don’t allow remote work – yet.

44_ of companies don’t allow remote work - yet

Although remote work is beneficial, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. After all, many industries like food production and manufacturing still need people onsite.

But for others, WFH is a game-changer. As of this writing, the health care, technology, and financial services industries employ the highest number of remote workers.

77% of remote workers consider themselves more productive.

77_ of remote workers consider themselves more productive

Contrary to popular belief, working from home results in the same, if not higher levels of productivity.

Remote work eliminates commuting, office politics, or physical micromanaging. With these stressors out of the picture, employees can focus on their work, which leads to better productivity.

99% of people would choose to work remotely.

99_ of people would choose to work remotely

Remote work provides plenty of flexibility and freedom for both employees and employers. As a business owner, remote work helps you scale faster and more sustainably. As for employees, remote work is the bonus itself.

Research has been pretty consistent in proving that remote work is here to stay. Technology is also constantly evolving, making work processes easier to manage. If you’re considering making the jump to a fully or partial remote workforce, now’s the best time.

Remote Staff has been assisting AU SMEs and entrepreneurs like you stay ahead of the competition, especially now that the digital age is upon us, thanks to talented remote workers from the Philippines for the last 14 years and counting. So if you need a virtual assistant (among other roles) to test the waters, we got you covered.

Call us today or schedule a call back and let’s get started.

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Serena has been working remotely and writing content for the better part of the last decade. To date, she's written for Pepper.ph and Mabuhay Magazine, among others, and has churned out more than a thousand articles on everything from The Basics of Stock Market Investing to How to Make Milk Tea-Flavored Taho at home. Hermits, aspiring hermits, and non-hermits with interesting project propositions may email her at serena.estrella10@gmail.com.

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