Teleworking is more alive than ever, and many professionals have begun to consider this technique 100%.
Teleworking is not a new phenomenon, as it was approved for the first time in Spain in 2012. However, it is now, according to a survey by Prosperity Digital, a specialist recruitment agency in the digital sector, when employees see it as one of the best ways to work.
For reasons such as the opportunity to integrate work life with family life or increased productivity, starting a path of no return towards working online is a reinforced choice. According to the survey conducted by Prosperity Digital, 58% of employees feel that they are more productive when working remotely, while only 7% say they are more productive in the workplace.
According to Gary Mullan, CEO of Prosperity Digital, "teleworking lowers the productivity of their employees, but employees perceive that they are more productive away from the office."
Despite 70% of digital professionals believing that teleworking is the future, only 25% trust the employees' claims when they work from home.
Despite this distrust, businesses in the digital sector believe that teleworking is a valuable tool to attract and retain talent. "... Employees depart their company for a better place due to the absence of flexibility and the demands of face-to-face," says Gary Mullan.
Retaining digital talent has encouraged many businesses to develop hybrid work plans or complete remote working. However, teleworking can have its drawbacks, both at the workplace and as a boss: 66% of employees agree that working remotely is the most harmful aspect, while 63% of managers agree that loneliness is the major drawback.
Something similar happens with communication, which can be hampered due to distance: 30% of employees believe that teleworking is not fully implemented, a figure that reaches 44% when it comes to managers' opinions.
Mullan warns that "predicting the future on this topic is tricky: the extent of remote work will depend on the profession, the social context, and the characteristics of the organization." Nonetheless, "Starting to be more flexible with workers and providing them opportunities to combine their work life with their family life should be on the agenda of all senior managers," says the goal.