Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers–Here’s Why

Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks.

Source: Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers–Here’s Why

April Showalter had liked this article on LinkedIn, and I can see why. I totally agree as well! This is an argument that I’ve been making for a long time now, if you’ve been reading many of my postings for the last couple of years.  Most of us really don’t need the flashy stuff. We need an environment that’s conducive to us getting our work done, and we need flexibility.  Just today, my doctor called me and said I had to come over for some overdue tests. I wasn’t doing much this morning, and the doctor is only five minutes away, so I was able to schedule that in. There are other times I need that flexibility due to my family responsibilities or my STC duties (I often have to leave a little early for chapter meetings since I live far away, and usually have to battle rush-hour traffic around Philadelphia.) When I’m working from home as a remote worker, I can usually get SO much more done, because I actually have fewer distractions. I can be here to have lunch with my son when he has a day off from school. I can take a quick break and greet him when he gets home from school. And I still get all the work done.

So, if this article isn’t more proof that companies should seriously consider hiring remote workers, than I don’t know what the problem is, other than backward thinking in the digital 21st century.

What do you think? Include your comments below.

–TechCommGeekMom

 

About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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