April 27, 2022
BEIJING – The number of China’s remote employees has reached 469 million as of December 2021, up 35.7 percent year-on-year, according to the 49th China Statistical Report on Internet Development, the People’s Daily Overseas Edition reported on Monday.
No commuting is considered the biggest benefit from working remotely according a survey by an internet firm, and the working environment is considered more comfortable, with a more flexible working time.
From the firms’ perspective, most large and medium firms establish offices in at least two regions. They increasingly rely on coordinated online working platforms to improve working efficiency and lower travel cost during communication and inter-regional business coordination, said Fu Xujun, vice-president of Ding Talk, an intelligent mobile office platform.
User-friendly digitalized tools liberate staff from simple and repeated work so they can focus on more valuable work, said Yuan Lingzi, consulting vice-president of enterprise service platform Feishu.
“We can expect a shift from fixed, centralized work mode to mobile, multi-location mode,” Fu added.