Remote work improves employee engagement, say 62% of workers


More than half of employees, 62% said working remotely positively affects engagement, according to a survey of approximately 40,000 employees across 33 companies. The survey was released by Quantum Workplace, an Omaha, Nebraska-based firm that is focused employee engagement. Separately, the company also provides the survey for SIA’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For program.

Little impact: Quantum Workplace also reported that only 4% of employees said working remotely has a major impact on their day-to-day performance. And 58% said working remotely has no impact while 38% reported it has had some impact.

The survey also found that 77% of remote employees said they were more productive, 52% said they are less likely to take time off and 23% said they are willing to work longer hours to get more done.

In addition, 30% of employees reported accomplishing more in less time.