So who are these mobile professionals? Well the list is ever increasing but in short, this is anyone working part or full time in more than one location. Today it would be no surprise to see: attorneys, cpa’s, realtors, brokers, professors, teachers, students, doctors, insurance agents, startups, entrepreneurs, inventors, bloggers, web designers, coders, social marketers, advertising agents, and many more professionals working on the go.
According to remoteyear.com
“Remote work is a working style that allows professionals to work outside of a traditional office environment. It is based on the concept that work does not need to be done in a specific place to be executed successfully.
Think of it this way: instead of commuting to an office each day to work from a designated desk, remote employees can execute their projects and surpass their goals wherever they please. People have the flexibility to design their days so that their professional and personal lives can be experienced to their fullest potential and coexist peacefully.
There has been a cultural paradigm shift in what society deems to be an appropriate workplace - and remote work has capitalized off of that newfound freedom.” (see full article here)
The article goes on to point out that mobile professionals benefit from working remote in these main areas:
Flexible lifestyle “The most obvious reason for why people want to work remotely is because it offers them a more flexible lifestyle. When they aren’t required to be in an office during a set time frame, remote employees can focus on the things that matter to them outside of the office.”
Better health and wellness “Remote employees are notably less stressed and have higher morale than their in-office counterparts.”
Renewed passion for their job “Remote employees tend to do their best work outside of the office.”
And the Mobile Professional’s employer benefits too in these areas:
Higher productivity “One of the most touted arguments for remote work is the increased productivity that comes with its flexibility.”
Cost savings. “Remote employees are also great for a company’s bottom line. If a team is fully-distributed, companies can see decreased overhead from money saved on costs like rent and office furniture. To put that learning into perspective, Flexjobs reported that employers can save $22,000 per remote worker per year, even if their entire team is not remote.”
Engaged employees “Beyond profit margins and higher-quality, more efficient work, employers offer remote work opportunities to keep their employees happy and engaged. Remote work is not just a flash in the pan for employee engagement - nearly 75% of employees surveyed in a Softchoice study said they would quit their job for one that offered remote work. “
As you can see, there are many benefits for both the Mobile Professional and their Employers. This is more than a trend….this is the future of work.