Did you know that creating a remote work environment can actually increase sales for your company? Giving employees the option to work remotely can increase employee satisfaction through the many unique benefits it offers. According to the Harvard Business Review, sales increase by 37 percent on average when employees are satisfied. In addition, 85 percent of remote businesses report that moving online has increased their overall productivity. The combination of increased employee satisfaction and productivity provided by remote work could be what you need to boost your sales!
At Stage Marketing, we are proud to be fully remote! We asked our team members to share what they have enjoyed the most about this opportunity, and we found many benefits that show specifically how remote work can improve employee satisfaction and productivity. The four biggest benefits we found were (1) eliminating daily commute, (2) creating your own schedule, (3) spending time with family, and (4) working anywhere you want.
Eliminating Daily Commute
Have you ever stopped to think about how much time you waste commuting to and from work each day? On average, employees spend about 100 hours per year on this commute! Imagine all the things you could be doing instead in that amount of time.
And don’t forget about all the gas money you could be saving! Jonah Napoli (content manager) says that one of his favorite things about working from home is “saving money on gas and miles on my car.” These savings add up quickly!
Creating Your Own Schedule
Imagine being able to wake up, eat meals, and take breaks whenever you want. As long as you provide results, remote work generally allows you to be flexible with all of these things.
Cody Campbell (marketing sales manager) says, “I love being able to take my dogs on mid-day walks to clear my head, the ability to do my work on the road if things come up, and the flexibility to update my work environment as I need without regulation.” Remote work gives you the flexibility to adjust your schedule that you just can’t get from working in an office.
Spending Time with Family
Do you have kids at home? Employees with families love the work–life balance that comes with working from home.
Krystee Miller (designer) says, “I love that I don’t have to miss major milestones in my children’s lives. I can step away to slay a dragon and then come back to finish a project up.” In a work-from-home environment, Krystee has the ability to use her breaks to spend quality time with her kids.
Katherine Albiston (marketing professional) says, “I used to think being a stay-at-home mom and having a career were incompatible. But then the opportunity to do both became a really rewarding reality for me, and I’m so grateful. I love being able to advance myself in all areas of life—not just one.” Remote work allows you to flourish in all areas of your life by providing a healthy work-life balance.
Working Anywhere You Want
Is the beach calling your name? Grab your laptop, a towel, and some sunscreen, and get your work done with the sound of waves crashing in the background. That is exactly how Ricky Williamson (marketing professional) will be spending his summer this year! He says, “I love working from home because I get to work with my wife and I can go get the kids from school. Doing this has also allowed me to work from wherever I feel. So this summer, we will be in Los Angeles for about two weeks. But I can work from anywhere, so I will be working next to the beach.” Where will you go to get your work done?
Working from home has many benefits for both employees and employers. By allowing your employees to work from home, you can increase their overall satisfaction and productivity and, thus, sales. Consider remote options for your own company!
Benefits of Remote Work from Stage Marketing Team Members
If those four benefits weren’t convincing enough, read on for more quotes from our employees to learn how remote work has personally benefited them.
“Working from home has made my work–life balance so much better. I can spend time with my family, do errands, and easily take a break when I need to. But in my quiet home office with no distractions, I can really concentrate and get a lot of work done, possibly even better than I could in an office setting!” – Isabella Markert, Project Manager
“Despite having all of my other coworkers working remote like I do, I’ve never felt more needed and collaberative in a team or company environment.” – Garrett Cozzens, Designer
“I’m far less distracted by coworkers when working remotely than I ever was working in an office. Interruptions from people walking into my office were always so frequent, but now, if I need to focus on a project, I can ‘mute’ my alerts as needed.” – Jennifer Durrant, Director of Public Relations
“I don’t miss nearby coworkers furtively slurping yogurt into their mouths while sounding like a cat lapping up a saucer of milk, or heated office discussions about who is most offended this time by the latest political mean tweet. There’s a reason why #OverheardInTheNewsroom is so popular among journalists (and former journalists) but these days. I much prefer #OverheardInTheHomeOffice, where the answer is most often #VanHalen.” – Doug Fox, Director of Content
“1. The flexibility to choose a workspace that works best for me and my day, whether it’s at home, a coffee shop, or a new city/state. 2. Wearing comfy clothes!! 3. No office distractions; I can focus on exactly what needs to get done and control my environment! 4. Great work–life balance! I can hop on and get work done as necessary but don’t feel like I’m missing out on other big things in my life. 5. NO TRAFFIC! Especially living near Atlanta, avoiding a commute every day is amazing!” – Jordan Lundell, Project Manager
“Working from home is a privilege in these times of pandemic, plus the freedom I need to complement my time with my children and my professional development.” – Joselin Cruz Valadez, Executive Assistant
“Here are a few reasons I like working remotely: 1. I love the flexibility of creating a schedule that works for me, like starting work earlier and then taking a walk in the afternoon. 2. It’s nice to be able to travel/live wherever and still be able to work like normal. 3. I get cold really easily and always freeze in an office setting. I love having control over the temperature in my room.” – Sarah Romney, Assistant Editor
“1. Custom environment; I am mindful of my workspace and I like to be able to have the ability to control that. 2. No commuting. 3. Save money; I don’t have to buy or pack a lunch! 4. I find it easier to make phone calls; I don’t have to find a space to make or take a call. 5. Comfy clothes! 6. Flexible schedules; I can eat when I want or take a break when needed.” – Emily Woll, Chief Operating Officer
“Avoiding the commute and saving money on gas and miles on my car. Engaging with coworkers and clients around the country at times that are convenient for all of us. The ability to address something quickly in case of an emergency.” – Jonah Napoli, Content Manager