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33 remote work statistics in 2022 that prove that it’s here to stay

NitanshLast Updated: November 29, 2022

Remote work – a term that wasn’t so common just a couple of years back – has become the norm. While the reason for the same is external… a pandemic that brought the entire world to a standstill. But it also proved how humans are leveraging technology to continue working (among other things). But if you think that remote work challenges will stop this phenomenon, then you couldn’t be more wrong. And to prove that, we have compiled over xx remote work statistics to show how it’s taking over the world.

Overall remote work statistics

1. 97% of people recommend remote work to others.

Interestingly, the same amount of people would like the option to work remotely for at least some of the time for the rest of their careers.

2. >90% of people say they had a positive experience with remote work.

3. 41% of the people believe that remote workers won’t be impacted in terms of career growth.

That said, 45% of people believe that it might be an issue for remote workers.

4. 49% of the respondents say that they work under a fully remote structure.

The number increases further (to 56%) when employees are asked about what kind of remote work structure they would like to have.

5. 72% of the people mentioned that their company is planning to permanently allow some remote work.

This is a significant improvement from 2021, when 46% of respondents said yes.

6. 56% of the people said that the biggest change due to remote working is how they collaborate and communicate with their peers.

7. 62% of people stated that feel more excited about their job because of the shift to remote work.

8. 85% of people prefer hybrid working and want to continue this in the future.

This statistic does vary between different industries such as tech, financial services, healthcare, and more.

9. 8 in 10 managers trust in their employees to do their work properly when remotely working.

10. 66% of people said that they’ll start looking for a new job if their current one stops remote working.

11. 84% of people told they changed their job for better compensation.

12. 79% of people highlighted that compensation is the most important thing while working remotely.

13. 74% of respondents in high-level positions mentioned that they have embraced remote work and work remotely at least one day per week.

14. 59% of people continue to work remotely even as the offices have opened. Worth noting that this percentage has dropped from 71% in October 2020, which was the peak of Covid-19.

Statistics for remote work structures

15. 63% of the respondents highlighted that their organization promotes flexible working hours.

When asked about what kind of flexibilities remote workers would like, 69% mentioned that they would wish if their company provided a four-day workweek.

16. 41% of the people said that they would remotely work from multiple locations (like co-working spaces or another city) instead of just working from home, if the pandemic ended.

17. 38% of the respondents mention that their company has an asynchronous-first policy.

When people were asked whether they would want async-first work, then 52% of them said yes.

18. 72% of companies make use of a distributed workforce.

19. 39% of companies are using permanent remote work as a hook to retain talent.

Remote work benefits

20. 67% of survey respondents said that they like the flexibility of how they spend their time because of remote work.

Some other benefits highlighted by respondents include flexibility in choosing the work location, having more because of no commuting, and so on.

21. 7 in 10 people mentioned that hybrid working signifies that their companies care about employees’ emotional and mental well-being.

22. 62% of people highlighted that they feel more productive while working remotely.

However, this number is in contrast with another stat from the same survey where 77% of respondents mentioned that they feel less productive.

23. $19.11 is the amount that hybrid workers save every day as they work from home instead of going to the office.

24. 79% of the survey respondents mentioned that remote working improved their mental health.

25. 64% of people say they have managed to strike a balance between work and personal life in the remote working environment.

Remote work challenges

26. 25% of people highlighted that they struggle with unplugging from the work because of working remotely.

Other remote work struggles mentioned by respondents were loneliness, staying motivated, and difficulty in focusing among other things.

27. 61% of the respondents mentioned that they are in more meetings because of remote work.

28. 36% of employers mentioned that they have upgraded their video meeting technology, which means there’s a long way to go especially if meetings have increased as per the point above.

29. 34% of people say that they hesitate in interrupting someone if they are speaking in a video meeting.

30. 52% of survey respondents said that they feel less connected to their co-worked after shifting to remote work.

31. 51% of respondents stated that their company helps in connecting to colleagues for work, which contrasts the statement above.

32. 81%

of the companies said that they’ll decide when the employees will return to the office and won’t take employees’ ideology into account.

33. 50%

of companies highlighted that it’s difficult to find talent that fits their requirements in the distributed workforce.


1. 2022 State of Remote Work

2. State of Work 2022

3. Attitudes to Hybrid Working

4. Work in Progress – The State of Distributed Work: Tech Sector

5. PwC Pulse Survey: Executive views on business in 2022

6. COVID-19 Pandemic Continues To Reshape Work in America

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