The start of 2020 has taught us many things so far. Amidst the global COVID-19 crisis, we’ve all had to make adjustments to our lives and businesses. One significant shift in the daily routines of many is the change to remote work. This switch to working remotely could see a fundamental and long-term change in the way businesses operate. We look at five reasons why working offsite could be the future for many B2B companies.
For B2B companies, embracing this change can bring a host of benefits.
Remote work is becoming increasingly popular. Data shows that more employees are working remotely
1. Access to wider markets
As a B2B company, access to new clients and markets is essential. With remote work, you can ensure that you have a skilled and flexible pool of employees across many locations. This network of talent allows you to connect with clients across the world, either in-person or through telecommuting.
2. Happier, more productive employees
A recent study by the American Psychology Association found that employees with the ability to telecommute or work remotely had increased levels of job satisfaction. As a result, their overall performance and productivity were higher.
3. Lower overheads, higher profitability
The bottom line is that flexible and remote working can reduce overheads and make your business more profitable. Office rent and bills are reduced, while remote employees are more productive.
B2B companies can benefit from remote jobs. There are many benefits for businesses and employees from providing opportunities to work remotely
4. Better candidates
Employees want to have a flexible workspace. By offering the choice to work from home some of the time, you’re more likely to attract the talent that will drive your business forward.
5. Employee retention
When your workers are happy, they’re more likely to want to commit to you long-term. Given the benefits that telecommuting, remote work, and WFH bring, your employees are likely to feel less stressed, take fewer sick days, and feel more loyal to your brand.