Remote Year partnered with And Co to survey nearly 4,000 remote workers around the world to find out who they are, why they choose to live a nontraditional professional lifestyle, and what they think is missing from remote work as it exists today.
People choose to work remotely for a number of reasons. Convenience and the ability to work and travel from wherever they please top the list, but at the end of the day it all comes back to greater freedom and flexibility.
30% of respondents said a lack of community challenges their remote happiness most. On a work and travel program, participants reap the benefits of working remotely while being part of a tight-knit community. It’s a win-win!
Remote work won’t be a niche working style for long. More than 23% of remote workers surveyed said their current organization was fully distributed and 39% of all remote workers are employed by global companies.
There’s a new generation of workers who won’t be tied to any one place. They can’t be restricted by the confines of an office, or bound by the standard 9-5. The future of work is anywhere.
You can view the whole study here: Anywhere Workers: The Future of Work by Remote Year and And.Co