Due to the restrictions imposed during COVID, working from home became a necessity for some employers/employees. And despite the lack of social interaction craved by most during this strange time, since lockdown, one in every two office workers still choose to work remotely.
Here, we take a look at why this might be the case.
For most people, the commute to and from work can take hours out of their day. Traffic, delays and other factors can lead to an increase in stress and anxiety for people. By working from home, the stress of the daily commute is removed, leading to a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Many people report there are fewer distractions at home. In an office, there are usually higher noise levels and more interruptions, making it hard to concentrate on work. When you work from home, these factors are less likely to occur, giving you a better focus on work, therefore improving your productivity.
Whether it’s waiting for a delivery or having construction work done on your house, working from home can give you the flexibility of dealing with the unexpected. You can also use the time whilst taking a screen break to complete any quick home tasks such as putting a wash on or washing a few plates from breakfast.
You can have your own office
Your space is your own! You control everything from the office temperature to the office lighting, you can play music as loud as you want, decorate your office how you want, and you can work from the garden or work from the sofa, the choice is yours.
When you work from home, you’re reducing the environmental impacts by not commuting to and from work. By reducing office energy consumption, companies can cut down on things like greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel usage, water pollution and paper waste.