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5 reasons working remotely is more beneficial for startups

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, November 29, 2016  /  09:37 am
5 reasons working remotely is more beneficial for startups

A young woman works with a laptop on a pier, also using smartwatch and a smartphone. (Shutterstock/File)

Some say that working remotely provides them with a more flexible environment. Most importantly, they believe that it makes it less likely one will fall into the monotonous daily grind. 

The concept of start-up establishment often involves employees working outside of office premises. One of the common advantages is that employees are allowed to spend less money than they usually do on transportation, particularly if their homes are far away from the office. 

Below are five interesting points that may show the superiority of working remotely as compiled by


Having the freedom to choose different places to work is proven to improve one’s creativity and productivity. So it’s no surprise that foreign startups have reportedly inspired conventional companies to adopt this initiative.

Communication made simple

Working remotely does not mean that employees are not able to be monitored. Technology has come a long way in providing assistance to employees and higher-ups alike. Applications such as Slack are able to improve simplicity and efficiency in communicating between peers with a one group chat dialogue. The iCloud can provide sufficient space for people to store and view their documents. Trello, Skype and Google Hangout also ease conference calls and meetings for remote workers.

(Read also: Working from home: Is it the end of an era of going remote?)

Lower operational fees

As mentioned earlier, one of the benefits of working remotely is that it leads to fewer unnecessary expenses. Those who require additional assistance from specialists from different cities, for instance, no longer have to worry about providing accommodation.

More engaging

Remote employees are most likely very content with their working conditions. Moreover, at times they offer extra help in case there are assignments that require attention. This may further benefit companies as employees are more dedicated to their assigned tasks as well as to the company itself.

A more ideal environment

Coffee shops, a library, or a food court are said to be the ideal locations chosen by employees, and they find the environment more pleasing than the monotonous office atmosphere. It is also reported that these different locations bring more positivity, whereas the mundane environment office workers are accustomed to often unnecessarily prolongs the process of finishing assignments. (fmn/kes)

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