I am sure by now you already know the hits and misses of working from home. Pandemic confined us to our houses but also made us realize that nothing can stop our business from flourishing. It also gave many big and small brands an insight that working remotely can be much more efficient than working from the office. This is exactly why many companies permanently choose to work remotely. If you are still dicey being one of the remote working companies then here is a list of big companies that will help your business go permanently remote.
Why go remote?
According to the statistics, 74% of the people prefer to work remotely as there are fewer distractions. 86% of people feel that working remotely reduces stress which eventually helps them in becoming more productive. Let’s see an overview.
- Remote working saves a lot of cost for both the company as well as the employees. Companies do not have to spend on infrastructure and employees do not have to spend on commuting.
- It gives the flexibility of working hours and you can manage both personal and professional life efficiently. As per the statistics, 76% of the employees would prefer to work with their current employers if they are offered flexible working hours.
- You can hire talent for your company from anywhere around the globe.
- Your employees can have a customizable office for themselves.
- There will be an increase in the productivity of the team as they wouldn’t have to deal with commute stress and other office distractions.
Microsoft office came into existence in 1990 and ever since it has been a crucial part of every business and organization. Imagine what you do without Microsoft word? Use notes? And without an excel sheet, how will you plan your day, week, month, or even year. How handy is an excel sheet when it comes to keeping a track of your finances? Trust me when I say this I do not know what I would have done in school without Microsoft applications. Powerpoint presentations wouldn’t even have been a thing. And we would have been probably using notes eleven today to write and curate our business plans.
When one such huge company can work remotely then why can’t your business flourish while you work from home or anywhere with comfort? Microsoft is one of the companies without which a lot of businesses and companies can collapse. The dependency we have on Microsoft and its products is undeniable. And Microsoft chose to work remotely after the pandemic hit the world and it has been working that way ever since, this is your sign to go ahead and take your business remote too.
Have you spent a single day when you did not scroll your Facebook feed to get a glimpse of what is happening around you? No? Me neither! Facebook is not only one of the leading social media platforms but also a big platform for business advertising as well. You can curate your business page, spread the word about it through advertisements and reach your target audience in no time. Well, now even Facebook has started working remotely. It was the pandemic that made them realize that they can work as efficiently remotely as they were doing from the office.
You name anything and you will find it on Amazon. Amazon has revolutionized the world of shopping. It emerged as a large e-commerce platform and eventually set its foot in other fields like building OTT platforms and music applications. The catch is that now even a company like Amazon handling several businesses together has chosen to work remotely. They are working as efficiently as they were before and still flourishing.
The answer to all your questions and the solution to all your problems is Google! You get everything on google, from descriptive essays to short definitions. DIY techniques to guidance for every activity you do everything is available. You need to mail, look for a video online, chat, organize an online meeting, Google has it all for you. This big company we all are dependent upon has also started offering the option of remote work and has started recognizing itself as a remote work company.
Who doesn’t enjoy listening to music? I for one cannot live without Spotify. It offers a wide range of songs in different languages. Spotify is one of the top music streaming platforms in the world. After the pandemic, they took their work home and established themselves as a leading work from the home brand. Even after the pandemic restrictions were lifted they offered the option of working from home to all their employees.
We all know Twitter. A leading social media platform, one of the top platforms for influential personalities to give out official statements, and also a perfect entertainer whenever needed. Did you achieve a milestone? Tweet about it and let your friends and family celebrate it with you. Twitter has a total number of 190 million active users every day. The statistics are enough to prove the importance and usage of the application. But regardless, Twitter also is now a partially remote work company.
Reuters is the most trustworthy and authentic international news organization that has established its name worldwide. Even PTI works in collaboration with Reuters to fetch authentic international news. One stunning fact about the company is that even though most of the responsibilities require fieldwork they still managed to work from home throughout 2020 and have now kept remote working as an option for their employees.
If you have wanderlust but are also on a budget Hopper has it all covered for you. Do you need to find affordable places to live in new cities? Hopper is the destination for you. Book flight tickets and arrange your transportation all through Hopper in one go. It is one brand that puts your travel plan in one place while also keeping money in your wallet. Hopper operates from several cities like New York, Boston, and London. Just like their clients, they want their employees as well to travel, thus they have opted for a remote work policy.
Hitachi a Japanese electronics giant has also opted for the work from home policy when the pandemic hit the world. But now they have promised to make it permanent at least for 70% of their employees.
This is a remote working company that has a global presence and serves its clients with productivity software. This software has helped many businesses to level up. The company has 60+ employees in over 51 countries and has been working efficiently ever since.
GoDaddy is known for offering the best services on domains. It offers several services like online marketing, web hosting, and website building. They are working in over 40+ countries and have over 9,000 employees. They have been working remotely for a long time now and they also encourage their employees to have a side hustle or a passion that they can follow outside work.
Stripe has advanced software that lets its clients manage all the money in one place. Their software helps in sending subscriptions and invoices to their customers and managing a business online without any issues. You can find members of their team around the globe and their businesses in interesting locations and cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo, and Amsterdam.
Stripe is a company that promotes and works efficiently on the policy of remote working as well as offers co-working spaces to their employees who prefer offices over remote work.
GitHub is an international development platform that is being used by over 50 million developers worldwide. It gives an opportunity to developers around the globe to build an open-source business code. Even though GitHub has its headquarters in San Francisco, it is a remotely distributed global company.
MyOperator is a new generation company that offers cloud telephony services to its customers. If you want toll-free numbers or an IVR system to take your customer service one notch up MyOperator is the spot for you. It provides the ideal solutions to you if you want to become one of the remote working companies. MyOperator has 150+ employees working all over India and giving the best of cloud telephony services to all its clients.
Close is a sales-oriented CRM platform that focuses on sales engagements and enables brands to improve their conversion rate and generate more revenue. It is a remotely functioning company whose team is spread across the US and Europe. It has over 40 employees working from 12+ countries.
DataDog is a platform that helps in monitoring your data by gathering it from servers, databases, containers, and third-party companies bringing them together in one place and making it easier for you to observe. DataDog is a remote working company that offers several incentives to its employees for working remotely.
MURAL is like a master board for your business. It provides a collaborative space to businesses to run brainstorming sessions, discuss new ideas, make plans, and much more. As MURAL provides a platform to facilitate remote working companies, it itself works remotely.
Oyster is a remote working company that provides a global HR platform to businesses worldwide. You can hire pay, and provide benefits to your team across borders using Oyster.
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