Working remotely: Mobility makes most employees happier (infographic)

16 Jan 2014

While small business employees who work remotely may report longer work weeks, 75pc of them also indicated that being able to work outside the office has improved their lives, an infographic illustrates.

The infographic published on uses findings from a survey of small businesse employees by GFI. The results reveal 26pc of employees who have worked remotely reported clocking 50 hours or more a week on the job, compared to 10pc of staff who have never worked remotely putting in the same amount of hours.

One-quarter of survey respondents said working remotely has made their life more stressful because it’s harder to escape work. In somewhat of the same vein, half of respondents work from home outside traditional office hours, such as at night or on weekends.

The infographic also looks at what devices remote employees use most often to connect to the office, with laptops being the preferred device of 52pc of those workers.


Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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