Remote work numbers

I would like to share some research results related to remote work (different organisations and different amount of participants).

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  • 57% work full-time remote
  • 27% work more than half of their time remotely
  • 18% stated they work remotely for less than half of their time (Buffer and AngelList)


  • 80% from home
  • 7% from coworking


  • 70% indicated they are happy with the amount of time they work remotely
  • 19% would like to work remotely more often
  • 11% would like to work remotely less often
  • 97 would recommend remote work to others (Buffer and AngelList)

Struggles and Benefits:

  • 32% like to have a flexible schedule (53% of U.S. participants in Statista research)
  • 26% happy to have flexible working space (work from anywhere)
  • 21% glad they don’t need to commute (Buffer and AngelList)
  • 7% like to work from home as a safe and well-known environment
  • 20% (according to Buffer) and 19% (according to Buffer) feel loneliness
  • 18% undergo for not unplugging from work
  • 12% suffer from disruption working from home
  • 10% struggle of being in a different time zone than colleagues
  • 7% feel a lack of motivation
  • 3% cant find reliable wifi (Buffer and AngelList)


  • 87% of companies don’t cover remote work expenses
  • 30% cover expenses fully or partially (Buffer and AngelList)


  • 74% of companies plan to shift 5% of their employees to remote working permanently
  • 25% going to move 10%
  • 25% going to move 10%
  • 4% of the respondents plan to have about 50% (Gartner)
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So what?

Altogether, these remote work statistics show that remote work is here to stay. Even before the worldwide pandemic and compelled remote work, the amount of it has grown.

UX/UI designer | Munich based. Experience in Branding and Digital Marketing. Writing about design, research, business and marketing.

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