The world has changed at a dizzying speed in the last twenty years: technology has transversally modified the labor market. It is not always necessary to go to the offices, there are teams with members from all parts of the world and millions of digital nomads do not have a fixed workplace, but they receive their freelance assignments and all they need is an intelligent device and connection to the Internet.
At the end of September, the video conferencing company Owl Labs published its State of Remote Work 2019 report, whose purpose was to explore the current state and satisfaction around the growing remote work. For its preparation they surveyed 1202 full-time US workers between 22 and 65 years.
The results showed that 6 out of 10 respondents work remotely at least part of the time, while 38% did so from an office or fixed place. Of the remote workers, 49% worked in this way full time.
If we talk about well-being, 83% of respondents “agree that the ability to work remotely would make them happier,” while 71% of workers who already exercise this modality at least partially said that their work makes them happy, compared to 55% of office workers.
One reason why remote workers could be happier is that they were more than twice as likely to earn more than $ 100,000 per year.
Loyalty is another factor: remote workers are 13% more likely than non-remote workers to stay with their current job for the next five years, according to the report.