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How we work today has changed drastically over the past few years, but how does it affect you? Within this page we invite you to dive deeper into the future of work data, expert interviews and insights that we’ve gathered for you from Clockify, Pumble, Plaky and beyond.
Mastering customer retention & satisfaction: An interview with CAKE.com’s VP of Customer Experience, Jovana Kandic
The post-pandemic hardship and the global economic turmoil we now face have given us a new perspective on how and why we choose certain products and services. Evidently, we now put more emphasis on the whole experience we have with a company than ever before. When a customer feels undervalued, they’re all but ready to jump ship and find another company to put their trust in. At...Read more
The future of work from a leader’s perspective: An interview with CAKE.com’s CEO Nenad Milanovic
In recent years, the pandemic has surely changed the way we work and forced many businesses to go fully remote, ready or not. CAKE.com is one such company — one of the ready ones. How has remote work affected different industries? Is the pandemic to blame for tech layoffs? (Spoiler alert — it’s not!) What are the biggest challenges in the tech industry today? And what does the future of...Read more
12 Future of work trends for 2023
Over the last few years, the concept of work has changed tremendously. For many professionals, remote or hybrid work has replaced work-from-office. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes and shown us that different work models can function equally well, if not better, than the previously glorified work-from-office standard. As time passes, it is evident that these changes...Read more
20 Experts share their views on the current state of work
With the beginning of the Great Resignation and the Quiet Quitting trend, we’ve been bombarded with news about toxic workplaces, terrible company cultures, burnout, workplace mental health, etc. Yet, does that mean these weren’t part of our workplace reality before? I would say no. It’s just that the unfavorable aspects of a workplace or a company are much easier to...Read more
Remote Work Statistics
Employees tell us what they want from the future of work: is it remote or hybrid? They also tend to be heard and have flexibility.
Major shifts are coming, so be prepared with relevant data from Pumble’s remote work statistics.
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My remote work has given me flexibility
The pandemic has accelerated the move to flexible working. The move from presenteeism in an office means that I work more from home or where I need to be — whether it is seeing a client in Bristol, Southampton, London, or Edinburgh.
There has been a shift in culture, but this isn’t just for the benefit of employees but employers too. The single 20,000 sq.ft. costly London office is no longer necessary — instead, a smaller central office along with several satellite offices scattered across the country is the workplace strategy for many businesses.
For employees, this means they can enjoy a better work-life balance — from being home for bath time to being able to afford a home because they aren’t geographically restricted. For employers, this means fewer outgoings along with accessing new talent.
My remote work has given me the freedom to make choices.
These are both daily choices around my schedule, and high-level choices like choosing where to live.
I can wear what I want, work from a coffee shop, run errands without stress, or go to another city on short notice. Two of my three kids were born right into this ”remote work” lifestyle.
As a double thrill, we help our team members exercise the same freedom. This is the next-level kind of joy.
My hybrid work has given me more time.
Broadband has enabled us to plug in and work from anywhere — as long as there is good connectivity. I split my time between offices in Southampton, London, and working from Tunbridge Wells, where I live — hybrid working means that I have more time because I travel less and live more.
Hybrid and flexible working has always been a superb idea, but we haven’t had the infrastructure to support it — the pandemic has given businesses the confidence to embrace technology and change their culture. Moving forward, fast, reliable, and secure connectivity is enabling this to continue for many individuals. Hybrid working is also a business perk in the competitive job market and is supporting the leveling up agenda.
Remote work has given me the ability to be with my family.
I do not stress about my available leaves and taking a sudden day off just because my toddler got sick. Moreover, I do not need to work longer hours because of a ‘busy season’ or because someone decided to schedule an all-hands meeting after the work day ends.
Furthermore, remote work has given me independence and a stress-free work environment. I can decide my working hours, schedule calls only if required and according to my schedule, scale up or scale down my work during a given period of time, and not be bogged down by office politics or the need to please other people.
My remote work has given me freedom.
That’s the best thing about working remotely. I don’t have to worry about spending hours in traffic or hoping that public transportation will not be late this time. As a result, I have more time for my hobbies, passions, and self-development — which are essential to who I am and want to become. It also made me more productive.
Back when I worked in an office, I wasted so much time just chatting with my co-workers, drinking coffee, and slacking off. Now I’m focused only on my work, which brought exceptional results for the company I work for and my personal goals.
My remote work has given me the possibility to connect with people from all over the world.
Whether it’s with my team (distributed across all 4 time zones in the USA), partner collaborations, or once-in-a-while ClickUp meetups, I have more opportunities to expand my horizons. I love being able to work from my home office, where I have a very nice view of the Mississippi River and downtown St. Paul.
Remote work has also given me the freedom to work from wherever. For example, when my wife, a concert violinist, has performances out of town, I can be a supportive husband and travel with her, while I work in different environments. This variety helps me bolster creativity and productivity, which is just a positive thing on all fronts!
My remote work has given me freedom of movement.
I’ve been working remotely for the last 5 years and I enjoy the fact I don’t have to stick to a certain place or follow a boring routine. Instead, I travel, explore new cafés, and meet new people — during my most productive work hours.
I don’t have to stick to a schedule unless there is a work call — all I need is good connectivity. Works best for an ambivert person like me to choose if I want to stay indoors or just go out and be there.
My remote work has given me a great deal of fresh perspective on my professional life.
While I can manage work and personal life side by side, I realized I can effectively do more work
at home than in an office. The perks also include being able to interact with coworkers from all across the world as my company employs global talent.
This helps in learning and respecting different cultures — and, as a result — incorporating these learnings into our marketing activities. Of course, the best part is that I save up so much on extra costs, such as getting lunch outside the home, fuel expenses, etc.
Remote work has allowed me to expand my professional goals, and there’s no other way I would choose to work than this.
My hybrid work has given me the sweet spot between the completely remote and completely on-site modes of work.
Personally, I prefer to work from the office most of the time as it’s easier to disconnect from work once you’re finished. There’s something in the physical act of entering and leaving the office that sends a signal to your brain that the work is over. Plus, the office is huge and bright, which is great for mood and creativity.
On the other hand, when I’m not feeling great, the weather is terrible, or I have a day filled with back-to-back meetings, it’s much easier and more comfortable to stay and work from home.
As someone who started working while enrolling in the final year of studies, a hybrid way of working and flexible working hours have given me the chance to balance studies and work.
This way of working is a great opportunity for young people, like me, to gain work experience even though I am still a student. Hybrid work allows me to work from anywhere, and to travel more, but most importantly, I get to spend more time with family and friends.
However, sometimes I miss my colleagues and members of my team, so I like coming to the office. Working in an office is a lot of fun, we play foosball (and no, I’m not good at it, but it’s fun), talk to each other, and have lunch together. As much as I have fun when I come to the office, I’m also working equally hard because I am surrounded by people who are constantly striving to work on themselves, who give you support and always try to help you, even though it may not be their field. A hybrid way of working allows me to achieve all my goals and spend more time with my loved ones, and as a result, I am more motivated and productive at work.
What do remote employees want?
What are leaders planning to do?