The advantages of working remotely

Remote working is well and truly established in Australia’sprofessional circles. The proliferation of technology – Skype, cloud-basedsoftware and apps – has allowed employees to collaborate with colleaguesdespite being offsite, and the physical office, while still the epicentre ofmost businesses, is no longer the only place where work can be done.

There are various perks of working at home or on the move,so we’ve complied four of them to give you an indication of how effective beingbased outside of the office can be.

Cuts travel time

The daily commute to and from work is the bane of manypeople’s existence, particularly those who deal with packed public transport orstandstill traffic. Working remotely eliminates this problem, allowingemployees to take better advantage of their time and hit the ground running assoon as they switch into work mode.

Increased productivity

There are a multitude of potential interruptions that existin the traditional office — conversations with colleagues, waiting for thebathroom, impromptu meetings… the list goes on. The ability to complete ‘deepwork’ is crucial to being productive and this is more achievable when workingin a distraction-free environment.


One of the major drawcards for businesses adopting mobileworking is the reduced overhead. The fewer people to cater for in a space meansless of the resources that can add up quickly; computers, desks, chairs, evenstationery!

Mutual respect

The dynamic between a worker and their employer isimportant, and trust is one of the most imperative factors. It can be a greatfeeling of validation when the boss knows you will get things done, even ifyou’re not under constant supervision, which can build a relationship ofreciprocal goodwill.


If you’re interested in more information about how theworkforce is evolving, check out our pieces on socialmedia and Amazon

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