Working from home, does it have a future??

Due to the current events of the Coronavirus outbreak, companies worldwide have set up their employees to work remotely. To close the gap, technologies and other tools have been implemented to facilitate communication and workload organization.

 

 

With working from home possibly being the standard for the next months, employees and employers need to adapt to the new circumstances and mechanism.

While we need to keep in mind that the ideal work environment varies from individual to individual, some feel comfortable to work full time from home and others rather have it equally split between home and office.

 

 

Top 4 employees advantages when working remotely:

 

1.Personal schedule

Employees can mix work with personal life, having the right balance can increase the motivation and engagement at work.

2. Efficiency and focus

Working from home limits distractions (colleagues, kitchen, internal meetings) that exist in an office. Working from home might also make employees more time efficient.

3. Mental health booster

Working from home means feeling comfortable in your personal environment. This means being able to have short breaks and follow a sport/hobby can help to maintain a positive mental health.

4. Valuable and trusted

working remotely gives employees a feeling of trust and integrity from management. In essence,   believing that employees can perform and be productive even when working from home which leads to a higher employee retention rate.

 

 

 

 

work form home benefits

 

 

This situation is also beneficial for organization as they save about $11,000 per half-time telecommuter per year

 

6 Benefits for the company:

 

1.The total engagement level of employees is growing

According to a two-year study by Stanford University telecommuters are on average 9% more engaged in their jobs and 13.5% more productive than their office-based counterparts.

2. Employee retention rate increases

They are less likely to quit their job while working from home, there is a decrease of 50% in the leaving numbers.

3. Cost saving

organizations reduce their office space expenses and other cost related to have employees coming to the workplace, on average they save about $11,000 per half-time telecommuter per year.

4. Productivity boost

Team collaboration is at its highest level while colleagues are interacting together having  mutual targets.

5. Environmental friendly

teleworkers avoid public transports and driving to the office which reduces the pollution and emissions  by more than 44,000 tones

6. Retain and attract Talent

 Businesses across all sectors depend on their workers as they are the key driver for a company’s success. Giving employees the freedom and trust to work full or part time from home will help to maintain them and attract new one to join the team

 

 

Working from home is likely to show an increase in popularity in the long run with firms having to do their best to help the transition of their employees and make sure productivity, engagement and motivation is not lost.

When we get back to “normality”, employee preferences might differ while some employees might be interested to remain 100% from home and others will really miss going daily to the office.

This period has showed us the strength and sense of adaptation we all have inside of us. This being said, we need to stick together as a community.

 

 

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