Remote work has become the new norm following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is predicted that by 2025, over 20% of the workforce will work remotely. For some, this is beneficial, as remote workers report 22% happier and 30% more engaged while working from home. However, nearly 50% report feelings of burnout.
There has been a loss of work/home boundaries that have led to longer hours and increased stress for many employees across the nation. Studies even show that remote work can lead to disorganization, stress, and lowered productivity and efficiency. Almost 100% of Americans report feeling the need for a break from their screens during the work day in order to have an enjoyable workplace experience.
Time tracking technology is helping businesses and their employees alike to improve the overall state of the remote workday. This technology can help businesses to save money and time and workers to remain productive and focused. Billions of dollars are wasted each day in lost productivity, showing the need for this type of software in a remote work environment.
Although time tracking services as they currently exist offer some challenges, many businesses are still using them to improve the state of their remote workplaces. Facial recognition technology is also being incorporated as it offers the most accurate and efficient data for employers. Working from home is not going away. This only further proves the need for tracking technology to best aid and support the well-being of both businesses and their remote workers.