Is Working From Home Better Than Working in Office? [SURVEY]
If you are a desk-worker and spend most of your time in front of the computer, working from home might be something you can try in your business and a new study says people who do are happier and feel they are more productive.
The survey said 55% of workers felt they were more productive when they worked from home. Now, keep in mind that doesn't mean TAKING work home to do on your off-hours. Working from home means spending the time you WOULD spend at work and doing all that work at home.
While 55% of people who worked from home thought it was better, bosses aren't quite on board. Only 1/4 of bosses agreed their workers were more productive.
Why work from home? If you take away the amazing "PJ Advantage" there are often fewer distractions at home (unless your kids are home, too). It might help if you are working on a big project that takes lots of focus. People who worked from home also felt they had a better work-life balance.
Here are some things I love about working from home:
-I can start dinner on my lunch hour. My family eats better when I work from home.-I have more concentration on big projects.
-That 40 minute drive to and from work is now spent AT work instead of on the road.
Here are some things I don't like so much:
-Team-building is harder when your staff is not there at the same time --When you need something from someone else on your team you only have the option of the email or the phone. That makes it harder to gauge true feelings and emotions about things.
If you can balance it, see if you can try it! Maybe just one day a week to start. Propose it to your boss and make sure there are clear expectations of what working from home would mean and expectations on both sides.
What do you think about working from home? Take our survey and let us know