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25 Trending Remote Work Statistics 2023 : Facts, Trends, And Projections

According to a 2020 survey assessing change in productivity as a result of remote work, 68% of IT/digital organizations have reported an increase in productivity. Across the board, organizations are largely reporting increased productivity due to remote work. 44% of employees believe that “collaborating on new projects” remotely has improved since the start of the pandemic. A majority 57% of tech employees surveyed during the pandemic believe they are more productive when working remotely from home. A 2020 survey found that 56% of remote workers had been working from home for less than a year.

Half of the remote employees said they had a thriving relationship with their direct team, while 42% said they had a flourishing relationship with people outside their closest team. That’s not to say that employees, especially those in middle-market companies, haven’t faced any mental health challenges. According to Owl Labs’ State of Remote Work Report 2021, 55% of respondents stated they worked more hours remotely than at the physical office. With a sudden shift to remote work, employers and employees had to find new ways to keep operations running. And, based on the data from the 2022 edition of LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence survey, which included answers from 19,010 employees, 54% said they would like to work 4 days a week. Moreover, about 42% of employees said their companies don’t do this but wished their employers would reconsider.

More than half of people say they feel more productive working in the office

Starting with statistics from 2021, employees stated that 90% of employees that worked from home during the pandemic said they were as productive working remotely when compared to the office. 84% of employees also said that working remotely after the pandemic would make them happier, with many even willing to take a pay cut. In 2022, Robert Half released remote work findings that indicated half of US workers (50%) would be willing to quit if required to return to office work. The same survey highlighted that 66% of managers preferred having their teams in the office.

With employees feeling supported in their roles, engagement levels and outcomes will naturally be better, and talent will be retained at higher levels. In fact, 79 percent of employees say working remotely has had little effect on their day-to-day performance. According to a PwC survey, 83 percent of employers now say the shift to remote work has been successful for their company. In addition, the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) found that labor productivity has actually increased during the pandemic.

Remote work in the U.S. – Statistics & Facts

Notably, this is the month when the delta variant of COVID-19 became the dominant strain in the U.S. But now, 18 months into the pandemic, how many Americans are still working remotely? So, knowing that they are more productive at home and can do a better job at home can serve as encouragement for employees to desire this flexible time.

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