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Remote Working How technology can help remote workers

| Author / Editor: Nigel Charig / Erika Granath

Working from home has been becoming steadily more popular as advances in technology make it increasingly viable for employers and employees alike⁠—and now it has been given a massive boost by the COVID-19 lockdown. Here, we look at the tools available to make this work/lifestyle a success.

Remote employees work 1.4 more days per month than in-office employees, equating to nearly 17 additional workdays a year.
Remote employees work 1.4 more days per month than in-office employees, equating to nearly 17 additional workdays a year.
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Many businesses and workers are making the most of the COVID-19 lockdown by setting up a 'work from home' (WFH) environment. While some participants find the enforced isolation unpleasant and difficult to accept, others welcome the freedom from the daily commute, and the new flexibility of their working hours.

In any case, WFH is set to continue, quite probably with elevated popularity even after the world returns to normal; according to an Owl Labs survey, 83 percent of respondents agreed that working remotely would make them happier. However, for this emerging reality to function successfully, several factors must be managed carefully.