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Senior Managing Director | The Opes Group LLC

The Rise of the Remote Worker

The traditional American work week is 40 hours. Typically, the average American worker works from Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. It’s been that way since 1940 when some of this country’s most prosperous and renowned titans of industry made it so. And since then, that structure has proven successful. America became a global powerhouse and millions of Americans have been perfectly fine with working under those conditions. But, almost 80 years later, America, and the world at large, have changed drastically.

 

People don’t necessarily need full-time jobs now; part-time positions are very popular in the country. In fact, in April of this year, there were a reported 27.5 million part-time employees in America alone. And part-time work isn’t the only contemporary working method coming to America’s forefront. Remote work is becoming increasingly popular.

 

Technology has advanced to a point where it has allowed us to work remotely and be a bit more flexible with how and when we get work done. Employers need to adopt this mindset. More and more workers are looking to shift towards a relaxed and personalized work schedule. According to an article from Forbes, at least half of the country’s workforce will be remote by 2027.

 

Now, when most people hear the term “remote work,” they picture a lazy employee who simply doesn’t want to wake up in time to get dressed and be in an office. They’d rather sit down on their couch and eat chips while slowly hacking away at their keyboard. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Remote work isn’t about having an easy day; it’s about finding an environment that allows employees to be as productive as possible. By fostering a remote work schedule for your employees, you can turn that problematic or struggling employee into your future CFO. And employees must shake off the fear of speaking with their managers about shifting their work schedules.

And several employers are embracing this new kind of flexible work culture. In fact, if you’re looking for part-time work and a flexible work schedule, you should consider reaching out to the Opes Group. We are currently seeking part-time employees, and this kind of remote work and flexibility is more than welcome here. For more information, visit OpesGroupLLC.com.