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10 Remote Work Statistics Your Business Should Know in 2020

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How organizations accommodate and — more importantly, manage — this workforce trend moving forward is an important discussion to have with their trusted technology partner.

The topic of a remote workforce has become a hot one this week as news of the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve.

The upward trend in employees working remotely, of course, is something businesses have undeniably heard before.

Taking a step back from the events surrounding COVID-19, it’s been affirmed that today’s workforce is a rapidly-changing one — one that depends on tools like video conferencing and relies on his or her smartphone. One that prefers to work remotely (if even part of the work week). One that is increasingly out of the office and on-the-go.

How organizations accommodate and – more importantly, manage - this workforce trend moving forward is an important discussion to have with their trusted technology partner.

10 Remote Work Statistics Your Business Should Know in 2020:

  • If they could, 99% of people would choose to work remotely, at least part-time, for the rest of their careers. (Buffer)
  • Between 2005 to 2017, there was a 159% increase in remote work. In 2015, 3.9 million U.S. workers were working remotely. Today that number is at 4.7 million, or 3.4% of the population. (Flexjobs and Global Workforce Analytics)
  • Roughly 62% of employees between 22 and 65 say they work remotely at least occasionally, (Owl Labs)
  • The amount of people who work remotely at least once per week has grown by 400% since 2010. (GetApp)
  • 72% of talent professionals agree that work flexibility (which includes remote work options) will be very important for the future of HR and recruiting. (LinkedIn)
  • 77 percent of organizational leaders believe that adding work applications to their mobile phone has made them more productive in their job. – (Intermedia)
  • 69% of millennials will trade other benefits for flexible work options including remote work. (IWG)
  • Telecommuting has grown 115% in the past decade. (State of Telecommuting)
  • By 2028, 73% of all departments will have remote workers. (Upwork)
  • 86% of people feel that working remotely reduces stress. (FlexJobs)

These statistics indicate that employee tools must support the new workforce – tools like Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). UCaaS can improve productivity in the workplace, empowering employees to communicate on their terms, and get more done.

Are you ready to start the conversation about the evolving workplace? About how cloud communications can help accommodate and manage an increasingly mobile workforce?

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