12 Compelling Reasons to Support Teleworking: A Must-Read for Modern Businesses

Thomas Bril
L&D Specialist
12 Compelling Reasons to Support Teleworking: A Must-Read for Modern Businesses

Imagine a world where employees are happier, more productive, and businesses save money—all without the need for a physical office. That’s the reality for many companies that have embraced teleworking, otherwise known as remote work. In this blog post, we’ll explore 12 compelling reasons why supporting teleworking is a smart move for businesses of all sizes.

1. Increased Productivity

Remote workers are often more productive than their in-office counterparts. According to a study by Stanford University, teleworkers show an impressive productivity boost, equivalent to a full day’s work. This is due to fewer distractions and the ability to create a customized work environment that suits their needs.

2. Cost Savings

Teleworking allows businesses to reduce expenses related to office space, utilities, and other overhead costs. According to Global Workplace Analytics, businesses can save approximately $11,000 per year for each employee who works remotely 50% of the time. Additionally, remote employees save on costs related to commuting, food, and professional attire.

3. Enhanced Employee Satisfaction

Teleworking often leads to happier employees. Remote workers can achieve a better work-life balance, avoid the stress of commuting, and work in an environment that suits their needs. One L&D professional from a Fortune 500 company said, “Since implementing telework, I’ve seen a significant increase in overall employee satisfaction and engagement.”

4. Improved Diversity and Inclusion

Remote work allows businesses to access a larger, more diverse talent pool, fostering a more inclusive workforce. Companies can hire people regardless of their location, enabling them to find the best candidates with unique perspectives and experiences. “Teleworking allows us to recruit top talent from anywhere in the world,” says a learning and development manager at another Fortune 500 company.

5. Environmental Benefits

Teleworking reduces the carbon footprint associated with commuting and office energy consumption. According to the EPA, if everyone who could work remotely did so for just half the time, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 54 million tons each year.

A Perfect Fit for Learnexus

As the world moves towards teleworking, Learnexus is here to support businesses in adapting to this new way of working. Our platform connects companies with skilled Learning & Development freelancers, empowering remote workforces with the training and resources they need to thrive. By choosing Learnexus, businesses can save up to 47% on L&D costs and streamline their procurement processes with a single master services agreement. Embrace the future of work with Learnexus and reap the benefits of teleworking.