Remote work has slowly been replacing the traditional business structures of going into the office every day during the work week. Technology has enabled employees to be as productive at home by having access to their laptops and video calls. 40% of employees within the United States work remotely at least one day a week, and 12.7% of employees work entirely from home. Worldwide, there are less remote workers than the United States, with 7.9% fully remote workers. This is not a uniform trend across all industries; information technology has embraced it at the highest rate, with 67%. Business services (49%), educational services (46%), and wholesale trade (39%) follow.
There has been a slight decline in remote work since the pandemic, but the benefits of working from home have not disappeared for both companies and the people they employ. Companies appreciate the lower turnover rates, the boost in productivity, and the reduction in employee absenteeism. Employees love not having to commute, the flexibility with their time, and more access to spending time with their loved ones throughout the day. With all of these benefits, it is likely that the work from home model will only continue to grow more popular.