The Unexpected Benefits of Working Remote

There's a lot to love about working remote: no dress code, the ability to take work from home when needed, and a seemingly endless supply of snacks. But as it turns out, there are some unexpected perks to remote work that you might not have considered before.

Goodbye 9-5
One of the biggest benefits of remote work is that it offers employees a level of freedom when it comes to their hours that office life simply can’t match. No more being tied to a 9-5 schedule, remote workers can choose when they want to start and end their workday. This flexibility makes it easier for people to manage commitments outside of work, whether it’s taking care of family members or pursuing personal interests and hobbies. It’s a lot easier to love your company when you have the flexibility to have a life outside of work.

Trust – in all aspects of the word
Nobody likes their boss breathing down their neck, especially when they’re peeking over your cubicle’s walls (you read that right, some people are still stuck working in cubicles if you can believe it). Remote work relies heavily on trust – you’re on the team because you’re the best, so your employer knows that if you’ll say the job will get done, it will. Whether it’s trust to try something new, or to work on your own schedule, knowing your company believes in you is a big morale boost.
Work with the best and the brightest
Working with the best and the brightest has never been easier. A perk of not being restricted to an office? Remote companies can recruit top talent from anywhere in the world. Your team is composed of the absolute best in the business, no matter where they’re located. Work on projects at an international standard, immerse yourself in new cultures, all while you build a global network of some of the brightest minds in the industry.

A network that spans the globe
Say goodbye to living within a 10km radius of your office buddies – you now have hundreds of friends spread around the world. That means you’ve got a couch to sleep on in Zurich, a tour guide in Amsterdam, or an invitation to a bbq in Rio – a network of friends and colleagues in every corner of the globe. The best part? You work with a likeminded team who is always ready to hop on that flight or book that weekend adventure.

The bottom line

If all of this has you itching to ditch your office job, we don’t blame you. The freedom and flexibility of working remote is unparalleled, especially when you work for a company that empowers you to take advantage of all of the benefits that come along with it. With remote work, you can globetrot while you’re on the clock, build a global network, and experience working for some of the most innovative companies in the world, all while you enjoy the benefits of no longer being tied down to an office.

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