When some people think of the workplace of the future, they envision futuristic-style holograms having a meeting or robots cooking lunch for everyone in the office.
Increasingly, though, the workplace of the future is looking more simple — people having the flexibility to work remotely from home with teammates all around the world.
With that in mind, the question is no longer “is remote work here to stay?” It seems like remote work might even be the new normal.
The real question now is “what trends are growing across the remote work landscape?”
Buffer and AngelList are digging into the data around the future of work with The 2020 State of Remote Work report.
Using three years of data collected from over 3,500 remote workers, the report pieces together what’s becoming normal about remote work and where it might be headed in 2020.
Some top stats from the report:
- 97% would recommend remote work to others.
- 80% primarily work from home.
- 32% say having a flexible schedule as the biggest benefit.
- 20% say loneliness and collaboration/communication as the biggest struggle.
Check out the complete report here.