Flexible work options are becoming more and more common in business trends these days, but is it worth it for you and your company?? A lot of companies use flexible work options as a perk instead of the standard method for all employees. At Coria remote work options are standard practice which has helped our business in some unexpected ways. Check out the main 7 reasons working remotely has helped our business.
1. You aren't limited to a specific area when looking for new talent
Having one physical location limits the talent pool of applicants to a certain radius. When you have the ability to work from anywhere in the world it removes that limit and opens countless possibilities. At Coria, many of our employees live and work from Croatia, but that doesn’t stop us from working together seamlessly.
2. You don't have to go all in
Although we have found a way to successfully have all employees work from home the majority of the time, it is also nice having the face to face time you get in an office setting. We have a couple coworking options that give employees the freedom to choose whether they prefer to work from home or be in more of an office setting or even do a combination of the two.
3. Communication is easy
With technology these days it has never been easier to stay connected. You don’t all have to be in one location to be connected. At Coria we use Slack, a messaging system that allows us to have constant communication throughout our whole company as well as individual conversations and different project channels as well. We also use Zoom for video conferencing which allows us to see everyone face to face for quick stand up meetings, longer company meetings and anything inbetween we might need.
4. Cost of office space and supplies
With everyone working remotely this could significantly cut back on typical office costs. Not only will you not need to pay for an office space but you also won’t need to do any more bulk orders for supplies.
5. Employees are more productive
Employees who work from home are actually more productive compared to employees working in an office. It’s easy to quickly switch into work mode when they start their day. They will also take fewer sick days. When your employee isn’t feeling well, getting some work done from home sounds much better than going into the office for the day. You also won’t have to worry about illnesses spreading.
6. There are Project Management Systems to support you
There are many project management tools out there, but at Coria we use TeamworkPM. This allows us to keep all of our projects on track and get an up to date view on what everyone in the company is doing
7. Your employees will be happier!
Having a good work-life balance is important for anyone, and working from home helps you maintain that balance. Your employees will have more time on their hands without the hassle of commuting. They'll also more comfortable working in an area they create in their own home. And because your employees are happier, they’ll be more loyal and less likely to leave the company