The onset of COVID brought a dynamic change in operation of business activities. The office settings and activities had to change from working in the physical office or store to operating activities remotely aided by various internet technologies. Working remote served as a containment measure to help reduce interactions and general spread of the disease.
However, operating remotely also had its own share of benefits to business holders post COVID. Clairant Services, a company that helps small businesses and startups in marketing their activities provides insight on the benefits of working or staying remotely after COVID. The benefits may include;
1. Hire talent from anywhere in the world
You ever needed to have a global diverse working staff without necessarily meeting physically? Then working remotely is the solution to meeting a global working staff, which enhances the business operations and awareness in the global market.
2. Improve employee happiness
Working remotely has led to increased employees' satisfaction and happiness levels. Employees do not have to move to their offices or even inconvenience their schedule to go to work. Instead, they get the comfort in working from their preferred places remotely anytime and anywhere and this has given the freedom in operating with their own schedule which has increased their happiness levels which translate to its productivity.
3. Save on operational expenses
Working remotely post COVID has enabled businesses to save on their operational costs particularly on the office expenses including rents as employees has shifted to working remotely. Employees also benefits in saving especially on the daily transport expenses that they have to incur in operations while moving to office locations.
4. Increase productivity
Businesses that operate remotely are experiencing increased productivity as employees gets to work from their own preferred places of comfort. Some CEO's and business owners however have argued that employees working remotely without being monitored and supervised in a controlled environment such as office may reduce productivity rates. Such business owners may be term as less adoptive to change, even though they have their own reasons and preference against remote working.
5. Streamline communication
An organization that its workforce is operating remotely is likely to invest more on its communication tools to ease communication process. The investment in communication may create organized communication system and schedules which helps in meeting teams remotely.
Despite businesses resuming operations in the office post COVID, some have still maintained their stance on working remotely and has benefited them greatly. To get more tips and information on maximizing on remote working benefits contact us at Clairant Services to guide you and answer all your queries.
Desirae Haluk is passionate about marketing for startups and small businesses. For the last 15 years she has held marketing executive positions for organizations both large and small. She realizes that her true passion is helping establish, grow and evolve startups and small businesses to make them successful and help achieve their goals.