Are remote employees more happier?

As it turns out, a sense of happiness becomes increasingly important in our professional life. To emphasis how important happiness may be in our work environment many serious research and surveys are being carried out.

This year, one of the more well-known employment agencies has for the second time announced its report on the happiness of Poles at work. On the other hand, the “Business Insider” has released data showing that people working remotely consider themselves happier than those who perform their duties in the office.

In general, it must be noted that we are still moderately happy in our work. Obviously, the most important factor affecting job satisfaction is our salary. For 86 percent of respondents who took part in the survey conducted by the Jobhouse agency – money is a key aspect.

However, team relationships and employee-supervisor relationships also start to play more and more important role. Over half of the respondents would recommend their work because of the atmosphere.

It is worth noting that Poles often complain about the lack of feedback from supervisors. There are nether positive nor negative response. Also, when asked if they would recommend their work to friends, they often respond cautiously – here the results differ depending on the sex and speak in favor of men.

On that background remote employees stand out interestingly. The study conducted by Owl Labs on approx. 1.2 thousand employees aged 22 to 65 shows that those who carry out their duties at home, even partially, can create work-life balance with ease. What is more, employees do not feel so stressful and are willing to work after hours, if necessary.

Owl Labs research shows that such employees are on average 22 percent more satisfied than those who have to commute to the office. They also admitted that they often work more at home. They were also asked why they decided to perform their duties in this form. It is not surprising that the desire to achieve a better balance between private and professional life played a role – such respond was given by 91 percent of respondents. In turn, 79 percent emphasized the need to increase their productivity, and 78 percent pointed at time – consuming commuting.

People who can work remotely – paradoxically – are more strongly connected with their company. As many as 13 percent more respondents than those who were not given the opportunity to perform tasks outside the office, declared that they want to work for current employer longer. What is more – there is a relationship between the position held in the company and the remote work. The higher the position in the company, the more it is accepted that someone works like that.

Positions held by employees who prefer perform their duties include: high level managers, vice presidents, or company owners.

Source:  Jobhouse/Business Insider