In a comprehensive summary of recent studies and statistics , FlexJobs , the tech company that connects job seekers with remote work opportunities, has laid out the hard numbers regarding remote work trends in our culture today. Everything from productivity, employee morale, reduced stress, to talent retention have been impacted by the rise of remote work. Exploring Remote Work and 'Radical Flexibility' in Architecture With Diana Nicklaus
Archinect recently spoke with Diana Nicklaus , founder and principal at Saam Architecture , a practice that offers employees radical flexibility through remote work, unlimited vacation, and unrestrained mobility. However many believe this model cannot work in architecture. In response to that, Diana said:
"I would challenge that assumption for many reasons. So many other team-based professions have incorporated remote models successfully, and there are great lessons to be learned from those. Our own profession requires that we leave the office for many reasons, be it construction administration tasks, client/consultant meetings, colocation, travel for remote clients...most of us manage to stay in touch with our offices and are equipped with the technology to do so."
But don't take her word for it. Here are some key takeaways from FlexJob's summary on the recent statistics surrounding remote work (links to surveys and research have been included):
Of course, remote work isn't always easy or perfectly suited for every company. Archinect will be taking a look at some of the challenges posed by remote working in upcoming editorial features.
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