According to the American Opportunity Survey by McKinsey, more American workers and employers than ever welcome remote work with open arms. Nearly 60%, or 92 million people, have the option to work remotely at least part-time. And 87% of their survey respondents jump at the chance to work flexibly whenever the opportunity arises.
Belying the statistics is the fact that many people are not excited to work from home . Their ability to focus on tasks, be efficient and get things done demands that they settle in elsewhere whenever work calls. Fortunately, flexible office spaces have largely come to the rescue, providing employees a place to get their work done without compromising their living space.
The idea is so popular that more than 64% of remote employees would pay for their own flex office space, according to a WeWork/Workplace Intelligence study. While working in a shared work space, these employees feel more engaged, productive, and satisfied with their jobs. The company wins, too, as their remote workers pour themselves into their roles from afar without racking up high overhead costs associated with having office space to manage.
Whether employees cover the cost of their shared workplace or receive a stipend, they’re set to reap the rewards in the end. A remote workplace sets them up for success by offering true freedom from a traditional office environment without disrupting a peaceful home life.