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Remote work has beneficial impact on society

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Remote work has revolutionized the way many people live, making their lives easier and more convenient. People now have more freedom in managing their time, which has improved work-life balance. Employees may benefit from enhanced mental health and a higher standard of living. Besides, it gives opportunities to those people with disabilities or who live in remote places. Remote work practices can promote a more sustainable and adequate work environment for society by overcoming ethical issues related to employee health, fair wages, privacy, and data security. 

It encourages work-life balance by lowering commute times and providing flexibility. According to the Association for Psychological Science, one significant benefit of remote working is that it allows you to sleep in and gives you more time to relax and recover. Traveling to your workplace can trigger the release of cortisol, resulting in feelings of stress and fatigue. Working from home helps lower the cost of gas bills and not paying for the parking spot every day and saves your time and money.

Woodhaven High School Teacher Austin Peters says, “I think remote work can be beneficial for society because sometimes people are more productive working away from an office building. Working from home or someplace more comfortable actually could improve mental and physical well-being too as a result.”

According to a meta-analysis of 485 researchers, fatigue, severe burnout, anxiety, depression, and poor physical health outcomes were all predicted by low job satisfaction. Emotional health has a direct part in job happiness as when working in a courteous workplace boosts job satisfaction like low work stress, high employment, and fewer sick leaves.  

Furthermore, remote work promotes equity and increases the motivation of underrepresented people. People are judged based on ethnicity and color in many workplaces, which leads them to unfair treatment due to resentment. So, working remotely encourages equity in their level of work and gives people jobs according to their merit rather than judging them.

Sophomore Adrianae Harden says, “It saves time driving and you can work comfortably without having to be disturbed by strangers.”  

For many people, remote working has generally improved convenience, flexibility, and enjoyment of life. It helped people be more productive and multitask at the same time. By working online and remotely, you could connect with other people from different parts of the world and have better opportunities related to your work and health. 

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