The dramatic increase in remote work during the epidemic was a direct reaction to a short-term public health crisis, but many of our local businesses continue to allow the majority of their employees to telecommute in the aftermath of the pandemic. This is a good thing.

A clear policy regarding remote work is a vital approach for organizations and companies that are committed to employee engagement. When employees feel appreciated and appreciated, they are more likely to support the goals of the business. Telecommuting is also a great way to ensure that business continuity in the event of a crisis, emergency or shutdown.

In addition to its flexibility and productivity benefits, offering remote work options can help companies attract and retain top talent. In fact, research shows that companies that have flexible schedules have lower turnover and higher engagement rates than companies that don’t have them. They also allow companies to save money on overhead expenses by reducing the cost of real estate, utilities and office supplies.