According to surveys, 79% of teleworkers say that working remotely strengthens their commitment to their employer. Several factual elements, but probably also more unexpected, explain the excellent level of commitment of employees in telework.
While telework is becoming increasingly popular as a result of strikes at the end of 2019, but mainly due to the global health crisis, 75% employers and 79% of employees share the same observation: working remotely reinforces the commitment of employees! For all (for 88% of employees and 71% of employers), telework translates into more efficiency and productivity. It must be said that there is no shortage of explanatory factors.
More remote work, less transport
The first explanation, of course, is the reduction in transport time. In addition to health considerations, the elimination of commutes between home and work is the main source of motivation for telework for 46% of employees. But less transport naturally means more time to work, but also less fatigue. That’s as much energy available to focus on your work and results.
More calm and concentration
Working in peace – especially in normal conditions when children are in school or in care – is undoubtedly one of the main factors of productivity and efficiency. And that’s precisely what telework allows! When working remotely, employees are less likely to be interrupted in their work. Apart from troubled periods such as those following confinement, there is also a marked decrease in the number of telephone conversations and emails during a day in telework compared to a day in the premises of his company. It seems that the professional entourage tends to send fewer emails when they know that their interlocutor is working from home. Thus, 4 out of 10 employees have little or no contact with their team when they telework. For 39% of them, these contacts take place only once a day, if at all.
As a direct consequence of the previous point, for 88% of employees, but also 86% of employers, telework allows for greater autonomy. Autonomy is undoubtedly one of the main levers of commitment and well-being at work. Indeed, the more self-sustaining employees and benefit from a flexible and flexible working environment, the more they are invested and productive in their work.
More well-being at work
Working calmly, from home or possibly in a third place, with less transport fatigue and more efficiency, naturally provides a deep sense of satisfaction. A feeling that contributes greatly to the general well-being of the individual, all the more so if this well-being is the result of an activity in which he flourishes, and – the icing on the cake – allows him to earn a living. In addition, for the vast majority of teleworkers (89% exactly!) working remotely leads to a better balance between personal and professional life.
More choice and control capacity
The last element of explanation, and not least, although it is probably more unexpected, is neuroscience. In their view, choosing and modifying one’s work environment gives a very strong sense of control. However, as Gaetan de Lavilléon, a doctor of neuroscience, points out, the sense of control is “associated with greater job satisfaction in general, and ultimately, better performance. The sense of control is the awareness of being able to influence, modify or transform one’s environment. In the professional context, he therefore refers to the possibility of being able to arrange his work environment so that he can meet his own needs.” Choosing your work environment, according to your needs, or even your desires, is precisely what telework allows.