Office workers all over the world were encouraged to work from home since the beginning of the year because of the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19. Employers faced challenges as there's the sudden rush to implement tools that are needed for their employees to work home-based. Apparently, this might be what the future of work will look like, even after the pandemic is over. Companies will not be able to go back to their usual business that easily because the virus is here to stay, or until the cure is found.
Home-based arrangements can be difficult to implement especially on the technical side, but there are better advantages. Below we can find the top 3 major advantages:
1. Flexible working hours
As long as the employee finds his/her work-life balance, it is not necessary to stick to the nine-to-five schedule. Workers will have more time to focus on the business improvement plans apart from their usual tasks.
2. Improved productivity, health and wellness
Commuting to work can be stressful especially when the office is located in a business district. Employees get more stressed commuting to work. Without the time wasted on stressful commuting, employees will be more productive with lower stress level. Less commuting will also mean less risk exposure to the viruses, road accidents, and air pollution.
Working from home usually leads to fewer interruptions, less office politics, a quieter noise level, and less or more efficient meetings. Workers typically have more time and fewer distractions, which leads to increased productivity—a huge benefit of working from home for both employees and employers alike.
3. Reduced expenses
Working from home means no office or a lot less office space. The amount of money that the employers saved can be used for other productive enhancements like system upgrades and implementing new solutions.
Working from home can be thrilling, motivating and enriching, provided you are realistic about the advantages. Whether you are a freelancer, a part-timer, or a full-time employee who just doesn't go the office for reasons like the current pandemic outbreak, it's a way to balance our daily routine. But there are added responsibilities that come with freedom, not to mention planning, foresight, self-discipline, and focus in order to complete hours of uninterrupted hard work. As many home-based employees will say, it's not easier to work from home—it's just a different location.
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