There are a variety of ways in which people can work remotely. That’s the beauty of remote work - people can choose to work in a way that makes the most sense for their lives.
For example, some people have the opportunity to work remotely for the majority of the working week, but have to commute to in-person meetings at the office one day a week. On a typical day, these remote employees work from their home offices or nearby cafés and can work from their company’s office when it’s necessary.
Others rely on coworking spaces to be the spots where they can get the job done. Coworking spaces act as hubs of productivity, community, and technology, offering great network connectivity and opportunities to meet others who work in a multitude of industries. They can be utilized by people with full-time jobs, freelance careers and even entrepreneurs who want to rent out an office space for themselves or their small staff. You might even say that coworking spaces are a halfway point between a traditional office and a nontraditional workspace, giving you the comfort of working from home and combining it with the professional amenities and networking opportunities that you’d find in a corporate environment. Whether remote employees choose to take advantage of a coworking space in their home city, or obtain a membership with a coworking collective that has locations around the world, they reap the benefits of having location flexibility.
Some remote workers take full advantage of the opportunities that a remote working lifestyle gives them. On top of being able to set their schedules so that they are able to work whenever they are most productive or creative, some remote employees decide to leave their traditional routines behind and hit the road. In an effort to open their minds, achieve greater global understanding and expand their professional network into a worldwide community, they take their remote work to different countries around the world, either through work and travel programs or DIY travel arrangements.
1. Lower Costs And Improved Productivity
The most obvious advantage to a company’s bottom line is the savings in office-related expenses. But, another hidden gem is increased productivity when employees are no longer on long commutes. If you hire the right people, you will actually get a better yield on time spent.
2. A Leaner, Smarter Development Team
While hiring and managing remote developers can be challenging, there is definitely a benefit to the company. You're able to run a more cost-efficient product development team if you do things right. You'll also find that a well-run international team brings in new perspectives and can accomplish time-sensitive tasks on a 24/7 basis, helping you get things done at all hours.
3. Less Overhead
Distributed teams enjoy certain advantages, especially reduced fixed costs. From an employee’s perspective, there is no transportation cost and no investment of time for transportation. As for the employers, they save major overhead as a result of not having to rent office space for that employee.
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