Work culture in the U.S. is changing at a pace. Advancements in technology have made it harder than ever to unplug, but they have also opened up more possibilities for working in the home and adopting a more flexible routine. According to a survey by the career website Flexjobs, that is a fantastic thing since 95 percent of people say having remote jobs makes them happier.

The survey on career flexibility

Additionally, almost two-thirds (64 percent) said that a remote job would improve their sex life and their romantic relationships, and 80 percent thought it would enable them to be a better spouse or partner. The vast majority (94 percent) felt that working from home would help them be a better parent, giving them more time to spend with family. It is no wonder why 95 percent of participants believed that a remote job would make them a happier person.

According to a recent survey, those who did have remote jobs reported lower stress levels and a better overall work-life balance than those who didn’t. Remote jobs tend to allow people to take time off due to personal circumstances, like a divorce or death in the family, and even in some cases, it helped someone save a marriage.

There’s a life outside work that shouldn’t be neglected. After all, the primary purpose of working is to have a better time when not working. It is to have a better life for a working person and for someone who doesn’t make time for self-care, which might eventually damage productivity and their output. The workplace that permits employees to achieve work-life balance gratifying to workers, making them happy and particularly inspiring. Happy employees, whose needs for work-life balance are fulfilled are inclined to remain with their company and are more productive.

Employers can help employees attain work-life balance with the addition of policies, processes, activities, and expectations. It allows them to pursue more balanced lifestyles, including remote work schedules, paid time off (PTO) policies, and company-sponsored family events and activities. Equilibrium reduces the stress employees experience.

Nearly all respondents (88 percent) said that they would have managed to remain at their jobs if their firm had some flexibility in those conditions. More flexibility at work-such as the option to work remotely has shown benefits for employers, too. As per the research, working from home makes people happier and productive than working in an office.

Take away

In a 2017 study from Stanford University, researchers reported a 13 percent increase in performance from people working at home. Plus, resignations in the firm surveyed dropped to 50 percent. Additionally, an increasing number of reports show that millennials and Generation Zers value flexibility over work balance. Though achieving a work-life balance is a challenge. It can be challenging to make time for family, friends, community involvement, spirituality, personal growth, self-care, and special activities, along with the demands of the office.