Social media management software company Buffer’s State of Remote Work report found that 98% of those who were asked if they wanted the ability to work remotely said yes.
Over the past three years, remote workers who were asked what the top benefit of remote working is answered flexibility.
With talent recruitment becoming more and more competitive, employers are offering remote and flexible work options in order to attract and retain workers.
“Flexibility is the umbrella term used to describe any role that breaks the traditional norm of a rigid 9-to-5, five-day week structure,” said Joy Burnford of leadership development company My Confidence Matters. “At its core stand individuals with potentially greater freedom over when, where or how to fulfill their particular roles.”
Flexibility not only benefits workers, but it also benefits companies. In fact, according to Harvard Business Review, respondents whose companies trusted them experienced 50% more productivity.
Buffer creates a flexible environment by not checking hours, allowing workers to collaborate with managers to set their schedules and providing them the freedom to work from wherever they are most productive.