DEV Community

Cover image for The Effect Of Remote Work On Employee Productivity

Posted on • Updated on • Originally published at

The Effect Of Remote Work On Employee Productivity

People are working more remotely than ever before. A few years ago, the only people working remote work were freelancers and techies.

Remote work is great for employees because they can have a more flexible schedule. It's also great for employers because they can save plenty of money. Today, even people working in traditional jobs can work remotely.

This article will look at how remote work affects employees' productivity.

let's get started πŸ’ƒ

What is Remote Work?

The remote working concept is that work does not have to occur in a specific area to produce results. You can complete tasks and meet objectives from wherever you want.

Remote work is the ability to work from home or any other location other than your company's workspace. Often, it involves creating a workspace at home.

If you've ever worked from home, you know how distracting it can be. Every time you step away from your computer, there are one or more distractions.

That's why it's beneficial to have a specialized workspace at home.

Your remote workspace should be a location where you can be most productive.

Example of a remote workspace ⬆️

A comfortable chair and work desk and a laptop/desktop should make up a decent remote workspace.

Keep in mind that your profession will influence the type of equipment you need for a workspace.

How Remote Work Effect Employees' Productivity

Remote working offers several advantages for employees that help them increase work productivity.

Let’s have a look at some of them πŸ˜„.

  • Better Health Outcomes

Employees who work remotely have a better work-life balance. They eat healthier, take fewer sick days, and report less stress than in-office workers.

Working from home also allows you to care for yourself while still being productive if you are sick.

Healthy employees are productive and motivated, which leads to better quality work.

  • Cost Savings

It takes a lot of energy, time, and money to commute to work for many hours each day. One of the significant advantages of remote work is that you don't have to commute to work.

When you work from home, you save money on transportation costs and the cost of eating lunch out. You have more money to spend on other things, which is always good. You start every workday earlier, which leads to an increase in productivity.

  • Flexibility

Remote workers have more control over their schedules. They can start and stop whenever they want as long as they get the work done and produce positive results. Remote workers are more productive when they have control over their schedules.


The world, like our working methods, is changing. Companies and employees alike can save money by working from home. The concept of remote working is here to stay for a long time and on the way to becoming the new normal.

If you found this article helpful, please like and share it πŸ’™.

That's all for today. 😁 You have reached the end of the article 😍.

Top comments (2)

jschleigher profile image
James Schleigher

I completely agree! Working remotely really save costs for commuting and saves time too. I can spend the time I usually spent to commute to have quality time with my family. I'd recommend using project management software like Todoist, Wrike, and Quire for those who wondered how to collaborate with your team while remote working. These tools will make collaborating easier.

cesscode profile image

Yeah... Working remotely helps save costs and money... Thanks for reading and sharing the tools for better remote work collaboration