Working from home has been on an upward trend for close on to two decades, with no potential endpoint insight. Significantly, this statistic suggests that not only will remote working grow in total numbers it will also become more widespread across industries. And given that the lack of money is among the top reasons small businesses fail, it’s not something to overlook.

When it came to hardware items that remote workers might need, like monitors, mouses, etc. Sixty-four percent of respondents said their companies paid for these items while 25 percent said these items were not reimbursed but they wished they were. It wasn’t paid for but also wasn’t important for the remaining 11 percent of respondents. Alongside remote work more broadly, it’s more common now to be collaborating with people across multiple time zones. When asked if their company was operating in multiple timezones, 74 percent of respondents answered yes.

Future of Remote Work Post-COVID

The overwhelming majority of remote workers report less stress when they work from home. This doesn’t mean that they feel no stress, but a reduction in worry is still a very big benefit of remote work. Research by TinyPulse indicates that 80% of people find hybrid setups to be exhausting and emotionally draining. The constant shifting between home and office environments can disrupt routines and create logistical challenges for employees. This might account for the findings that 50% of surveyed employees would willingly accept a pay cut if it meant they could continue working remotely (23% indicating they would take a pay cut up to 10%).

remote work burnout statistics

Time-off should have people returning to work rested, renewed and ready to jump back in the saddle. When employees get overloaded with work, they think PTO or a vacation will remedy the problem, but that’s a mistake. You can recover from stress with certain management techniques, but job burnout results from cumulative and unmanaged stress. A new MyBioSource survey of 1,007 employed American employees exposes what happens when time-off isn’t enough and workers suffer from post-time-off burnout.

Main Struggles Remote Workers Face

Research conducted by Harvard suggests that companies can save up to $18,000 per employee annually by adopting a hybrid or fully remote work model. These savings result from reduced overhead costs, including office space, utilities, and insurance expenses. On top of that, a survey by Owl Labs found that less than 25% of companies pay for their employees’ home office expenses.

In addition, 45% of remote employees say they work more hours now than before the pandemic, and 70% say they work on weekends now. Managers aren’t always helping their employees clock out on time either, as 67% of remote workers feel pressured to always be available, and 63% say they feel discouraged from taking time off. Ricardo Rodriguez, part of the creative team at MyBioSource, told me by email that these symptoms can lead to tangible consequences in the workplace. Consider a 2022 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health of bank workers who worked on the same tasks of advising customers either remotely or in-person.

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In 2023, career growth for remote workers is much better perceived than in 2022. Significantly more respondents selected that career growth was easier for remote workers in 2023 (36 percent) than in 2022 at just 14 percent. “Flexibility in how I spend my time” remains the top benefit of all of the options, selected by 22 percent of remote workers as the biggest benefit of working remotely. This is 3 percent less than in 2022, and we saw the next benefit, flexibility to live where I choose, grow by that same 3 percent compared to 2022. Remote workers are split on the impact that working remotely has on their career growth. Thirty-six percent of remote workers said career growth is easier as a result of working remotely, which is 14 percent higher than last year’s response to the same question.

Flexible jobs, time management, and emotional team support can improve employee health, productivity, performance, and creativity, reducing workplace stress, anxiety, burnout, and isolation. Organizational support decreased workplace stress, which brought about feelings of hopelessness. Work stressors in terms of high workload and job insecurity amplified work–life conflict, intensifying psychological strain and decreasing perceptions of social support. Workplace social support is needed for technology-mediated remote work to improve professional engagement and the psychological wellbeing of employees. Low work morale and engagement resulted in a decrease in employee psychological health and efficacy. Working from home led to a feeling of being undervalued and not being trusted enough to undertake specific tasks among employees.

What Remote Work Statistics Can Teach Us About the Hybrid Model

When it comes to any potential new employers, 66 percent of remote workers said it’s important for their job to be done remotely. Only 6 percent said it was neither important nor unimportant, and 18 percent selected that it was unimportant for their job to be done remotely. On the other side, 28 percent of remote workers said career growth was more difficult remote working fatigue for them. This is lower than compared to 2022 where 45 percent of respondents selected the option that career growth was more difficult. In addition, 78 percent of remote workers said that their work-life boundaries are healthy. This is probably why more people than not identified that creating work-life boundaries is easier when working remotely.

  • Owl Labs remote work statistics 2019 reveal that almost half of the workers who have the option to work remotely, not only plan to do so but also expect to do so more often than they currently are doing over the coming years.
  • Often, when we’re feeling burned out at work, we suddenly want to do everything… except for work.
  • Pulse surveys and feedback from employees can help tailor hybrid arrangements to maximize both productivity and well-being.
  • In this article, we’ve assembled a boatload of remote work statistics and remote work trends of 2021 for you to work through.
  • When it comes to corporate adoption of the new trend 16% of companies are fully remote (without any physical office) while conversely, 44% of companies still do not allow any remote work.
  • Simultaneously, a significant 28.2% of employees have adapted to a hybrid work model.
  • Despite its perks, remote work can stretch work hours thin, often leading to burnout.