As employees continue to adjust to the dynamics of working remotely since the coronavirus pandemic, 76 per cent of workers believe remote work has given them a better work-life balance, with nearly as many (72 per cent) saying it’s afforded them a more flexible schedule, according to a new survey by artificial intelligence solutions company Momentive and payroll company Deel.
The survey took a comprehensive, global look at the impact of remote work, with 59 per cent of respondents working for U.S. companies and 32 per cent based in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
In terms of the benefits of working remotely, more than half (58 per cent) of respondents said it’s increased their salary, while 53 per cent highlighted a flexible workplace and 51 per cent cited a rise in productivity. More than 90 per cent of those surveyed said working remotely has also helped them to overcome barriers professionally.
The majority (64 per cent) of respondents said they’ve been able to increase their savings by working remotely. Forty per cent said they pay less for travel, while others thank remote work for allowing them to move closer to friends and family.
One of the other top benefits cited in the study involved parenting opportunities. Seventy-six per cent of parents said remote work has helped them, whether it’s allowing more time at home to take care of responsibilities or more time at home with their children.
A third of respondents have also been able to find their dream job while working remotely, with men eight per cent more likely to find their dream job than women.