10 key facts about remote work in 2019

  1. 56% of global companies allow remote work (including fully remote companies and ‘hybrid’ companies that offer both remote and in-office options); 16% of them are fully remote.

  2. 68% of employees work remotely at least once per month.

  3. Those who work remotely at least once a month are 24% more likely to feel happy and productive than those who don’t.

  4. Companies that offer remote-friendly options see 25% less staff turnover than those that do not.

  5. Working remotely does NOT negatively impact employees’ investment in their work.

  6. 69% of millennials will trade other work benefits for flexible workspace options.

  7. Remote work increased 22% from 2017 to 2018.

  8. Every year, US remote workers prevent 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions by not commuting.

  9. 77% of people said a job with flexibility would allow them to be healthier (eat better, exercise more, etc.); 86% said they’d be less stressed; 97% said it would have a positive impact on their overall quality of life.

  10. 76% of employees said they’d be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible work options.

Source: YI JEN at Labiotech.eu

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