The 8 Myths of the Virtual Workforce. Myth #2: Employee Disengagement Will Increase.
If you’re concerned about attrition or rising disengagement, 76% of respondents said they’d be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible work options. (HBR)
To further refute this myth, companies that allow remote work experience 25% less employee turnover than companies that do not allow remote work. (Owl Labs)
The truth is, remote workers say they’re 35% happier in their jobs than on-site workers. Also, 81% of remote workers say they’re happy in their job, and only 46% of on-site workers say they’re happy in their job.
Remote work isn’t just convenient for both employers and employees, but studies have shown that it’s also more effective.
According to Gallup’s report, employees across various industries who spent 60 to 80 percent of their time working remotely had the highest rates of engagement.
Finally, based on a two-year study by Stanford professor, Nicholas Bloom, incredibly, employee attrition decreased by 50% percent among the telecommuters. They took shorter breaks, had fewer sick days, and took less time off.