Working From Home Could Be Beneficial To Both You And Your Company

Although working from home is still badly viewed in several places in the world, it could be beneficial to both businesses and employees. Read on to find out why.

Working from home is becoming more and more popular in the UK, so popular in fact that out of those who try it out for a year, 16% are now working from home at least one day a week. However, this is only a very small percentage compared to our European neighbours who are more adept at working this way. It is true that the benefits are many; you’re at home, you’re able to work at your own pace, you’re not faced with the stress of the workplace or that of colleagues plus you’re not catching any of their germs! However not all aspects are positive; you won’t be there to attend meetings, or to discuss strategies spontaneously, and you won’t have the social bond either. Working from home can be a good compromise in times of stress or fatigue, provided that you are still on site from time to time.

More productive employees

According to a recent study by Stanford University in the United States, working from home could be as beneficial to the company as it is to the employee. For American journalist Geoffrey James, it is even THE most effective management solution. The study revealed that having employees working from home increases the company's revenues.

After studying the work tendencies of employees at a Chinese call centre, it was found that those working from home would answer more calls than their colleagues in the office. Since they were able to appreciate their better quality of life, these remotely-based employees would put in more of an effort. In addition, they would remain in the company more long-term because they feel better. The survey also revealed that with this method, sick leave is almost non-existent.

So if you’re still hesitant to ask your boss now might be the time, since you now have all the arguments you need!

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