Remote Work a Permanent Change Fueled by Collaboration Software

Elizabeth Batman

Despite the great resignation and companies like Tesla requiring employees to return to the office, studies show remote work is here to stay and will increase into 2023. 

Data scientists from Ladders, a career site for jobs that pay $100,000 or more, say data projections show remote work opportunities will continue to increase through 2023. Remote opportunities leaped from under 4% of all high-paying jobs before the pandemic to about 9% at the end of 2020, and to more than 15% today.

What’s even more telling is that research shows that workers are more productive when given the option to work remotely. A Stanford study of 16,000 workers found that working from home generated a 13% increase in productivity. In this same study workers also reported improved satisfaction, and attrition rates were cut by 50%.

Specifically in the tech industry, 57% believe they are more productive when working remotely from home.

Competitive businesses have been quick to invest in collaboration software tools, like Nextup’s Jira integrations with Slack and MS Teams, to support productivity while working remotely.

Collaboration tool spending

In 2015, the collaborative software market generated an estimated $7.05B. This figure jumped to $11.01B in 2018. And is estimated to be $13.58B in 2024. 

Collaboration tools like Jira Integration+ for Slack, have been shown to save each person using it up to two hours per week. Multiply that across your whole team and it can quickly add up to thousands of hours saved per year. 

It's clear that remote work is going to be a permanent part of our social fabric. Innovative companies see this shift and are now focusing on how to support their remote employees through technology designed to help them work smarter. 

If your company uses Jira Software or Jira Service Management, our apps can help you work more productively by integrating Jira with Slack or Microsoft Teams. By bringing your Jira work into Slack or MS Teams, you can save time by no longer switching context while also boosting project collaboration.

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