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Is all-remote the future of work?

Contrary to popular belief, remote employees aren’t all traveling nomads

Source | www.hcamag.com | John Hilton

All-remote is the future of work, as it delivers extraordinary benefits to businesses and employees, according to Sid Sijbrandij, CEO and co-founder of GitLab.

“For companies, there are unique operational efficiencies, huge cost savings on office space and a broader pool of job applicants,” added Sijbrandij.

“For employees, this structure enables off-peak lifestyles, family-friendly flexible schedules, and improved work/life harmony.”

He added that a world with more all-remote companies will be a more prosperous one, “with opportunity more equally distributed”.

Sijbrandij’s comments come as GitLab published findings from its inaugural Remote Work Report, which surveyed 3,000 professionals from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia who work remotely or have the option to work remotely.

The survey highlights the ever-increasing value employees and employers place on remote work as an alternative to traditional, in-office practices. In an era with increasing recognition and understanding that mental health and physical health directly impact employee performance, it’s undeniable that the future of work will be remote.

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