Employers have finally realized that remote work works, as it increases the productivity and efficiency of their company.
How remote work opens doors for people with illness or disabilities
For people with severe disabilities, working from home using a computer can be a real asset. If their chances of finding a suitable work environment have been impaired, remote work offers considerable advantages. Flexible working hours and individual working conditions mean that this new era of ‘telework’ offers a wealth of opportunities for disabled workers.
Remote work offers flexibility
The physical way to work has been difficult, if not impossible, for people with illnesses and disabilities. Finding remote employment is now becoming noticeably easier for them thanks to the home office alternative.
Remote working for sick and disabled people means they no longer have to worry about how they make their way to work. If they are bedridden or have difficulty moving every day, this is no longer an issue.
Career paths that may not have been achievable in the past are now more accessible than ever. Remote employees with a handicap no longer feel excluded from the world of work. A suitable time and attendance schedules enable them to take their needs better into account and to work very successfully.
The possibility of remote work also creates a corporate culture in a company that honors its strengths. People with disabilities often have advantages because they are used to getting involved in something new more often.
Sick and disabled people are increasingly enjoying the ability to define their work module and feel able to act as a result. This also reduces employee absenteeism and stress while improving a company’s productivity and efficiency. Time-oriented work is nothing unusual for people with chronic illnesses, as they are often forced to stick to fixed schedules.
Remote work promotes mental health
Companies had to recognize that productivity and mental health improvements at the same time when workers can enjoy a healthy work-life balance in the home office.
People with a handicap have long been campaigning for their integration into the remote working world. The COVID-19 pandemic has finally turned the way people with disabilities can work in the right direction.
One of the toughest social pressures is the stigma attached to people with disabilities. They are categorically viewed as incompetent and society associates them with a constant need for help. Such a lack of cultivation often makes work inaccessible for disabled people.
Difficult times during illness or disability can sometimes make commuting problematic, work impossible, verbal responses a struggle, immediate answers are impossible, etc. However, working from home allows enough flexibility to address all of these difficulties.
At outsourcing4work we understand that life can be challenging for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
The founder and CEO of outsourcing4work, Khalid Nadeem Arif, suffers from CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), chronic pain syndrome, and severe sleep apnea syndrome. Even the classification as severely disabled GdB 80 and a care level of 2 does not prevent him from leading a successful, 100% remote working team that extends across the globe.
We strongly believe that nothing is stopping our remote workers from thriving with home office jobs and the right cohesive culture, technology, and talent.
At outsourcing4work we can help you with flexible work options. You can find more information about us here on our website.