Thanks to innovations in communications technology, the lines between workplaces and living spaces are virtually nonexistent. Anyone can use cloud-based platforms and a laptop to instant message or video chat with coworkers, field customer service calls, and digitally sign documents—all without getting out of bed.
6 Telecommuting Stats
Remote working is a trend that is steadily gaining steam, as we demonstrated in our first three of the six telecommuting stats you need to know. So, let’s go over the final three and see what we can learn.
Stat Four: 99%
The idea of working from home is extremely popular with the current workforce. In a 2019 report on telecommuting, Buffer stated, “Of our respondents, 99% said they would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers.”
That’s a large number, one that makes it safe to say virtually everyone likes the freedom that comes with working outside the confines of a traditional office. Sure, employees may still be on the clock, but they can toil away the hours wherever they choose, whether it be at their kitchen table, in a coffee shop, or on the beach during an impromptu vacation.
Stat Five: 25%
This stat reinforces the previous one perfectly. According to research by Owl Labs, “Companies that allow remote work experience 25% less employee turnover than companies that do not allow remote work.”
Basically, working from home or on the road is something employees view as a major benefit. No one wants to be stuck in a cubicle for a whole career, so if a company can offer an alternative, it’s creating a strong competitive advantage when it comes to attracting the best human resources.
Stat Six: 70%
While telecommuting is an exciting glimpse into the future of working, it is not without flaw. Igloo’s 2019 State of the Digital Workplace Report indicates that “nearly 70% of employees who work remotely report encountering challenges they would not find in the office.”
Not every telecommuter is an introvert who dreads small talk on the elevator ride to the office. One of the most glaring issues with remote work is the lack of human connection. However, video conferencing equipment is a solid solution to this problem, with crystal-clear imaging and AI functions that simulate an in-room experience for remote meeting participants.
More AVer Solutions for Telecommuting
In addition to the lack of basic human connection, keeping employees spread out around the world on the same page can be a real challenge for companies that utilize telecommuting. However, AVer can help your organization quickly crash through those and more roadblocks to remote working.
If your organization uses Zoom for video conferencing, the EP65 all-in-one touchscreen with integrated Zoom Rooms software is everything you need. It’s designed for distance collaboration, featuring 4K imaging and a high-quality audio experience that brings remote workers into the room. A shared digital whiteboard and wireless screen sharing capability allow virtual participants to contribute as if they were present in-person. Also, the VB342+ Video Soundbar is perfect for huddle rooms, with SmartFrame and SmartSpeaker auto framing and voice tracking functions that create a feeling of closeness for remote collaborators.