Despite the fact that remote work has become a lot more acceptable in the workplace because of the tragic events caused by the pandemic, a lot of managers are still hesitant about making the switch. Some only made the switch when it was unavoidable, and are planning on reverting to the status quo once it's possible to do so.

These managers have pretty solid worries too. It isn't just the general hesitancy to make the switch to unfamiliar frameworks and technology. There's also the question of productivity. Is remote working more productive? Is it better for collaborations? Is it faster? How will it affect the output of the firm?

If you've been looking for answers to these questions, well, there are all here. We'll be going through the benefits you as a manager, or a firm may hope to gain from remote working with distributed teams.

Remote Workers Are A Lot More Productive

You probably don't believe this, but it's true. Remote workers are more productive than a physical workforce. You'd think that being cooped up in a cubicle all day would make workers more productive, but it ends up doing the exact opposite. And we aren't just guessing when we make this claim. A study carried out in the Harvard Business Review shows that people who work remotely are more likely to complete a day's task than people who don't.

There are many factors that this could be attributed to, but some of the most important factors include the fact that route works have a lot more freedom. This means they can optimize and get their most demanding work done during their peak hours. Additionally, the traditional office environment can be distracting, and this can lead to tardiness.

Remote Work Incentivizes Employees to Work Hard to Remain Flexible

Let's face it, most employees love flexibility. They want to be able to get tasks done at the best time for them, and remote work allows them to do that. Providing your employees with this opportunity means that they will want to work a lot more to justify the flexibility they enjoy. And, as it turns out, that will translate to employee loyalty and will make your workers a lot more willing to give their all to the organization. This, in turn, will lead to better productivity and efficiency in the firm.

Last but not least, remote work will save you a lot of money in employee onboarding since fewer employees will resign to look for better jobs (or even get a better offer).

Remote Teams Allow You Work with The Best Talent

                            

When most managers think of remote work, they look at the workforce they have now and imagine them working remotely. However, as many firms and the overall gig economy have shown, that doesn't have to be true. Remote work also means that you can hire the best talents worldwide, and have them work remotely with your teams.

Gone are the days where distance used to be a factor when looking at talents to hire. Now, you can hire someone thousands of miles away, as long as they have the required skills to get the job done. The talent pool that you can pick employees from increases exponentially when you switch to remote teams, and it only gets better. Even if you're an employee and not a manager, you can easily switch and work for the company of your dreams, without having to worry about moving to a different state, city, or country. You could have the dream life of living in your favorite city while working with your favorite firm.

The great thing about remote working is that the platforms used for it can be applied to almost any industry— including education. It doesn't matter whether you're working in shipping, advertising, or education, you can leverage remote working to enjoy these benefits.