Do you work from home?
24th November, 2023

Post-pandemic life saw most people returning back to the physical workplace, resuming their typical 9-5 hours and day-to-day schedule. But for some, working from home became the new norm, and we are here for it!

A study was conducted by the technology manufacturer ‘Brother’ to evaluate how post-pandemic life has affected those working from home and the up’s and down’s to the home-office. 

Learn about how working from home has become more common since the pandemic and how it has changed how people are working.

44% of respondents said that the reduction in time and money spent commuting was the biggest positive impact on their work.

Certainly, reduced levels of commuting save people several hours a week. It can also have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing, given that commuting can be stressful and tiring.

28% of respondents said that the improvement in work-life balance was one of the big pluses of working from home.

The same number also said that they enjoyed the lifestyle benefits of flexible working hours.  After all, having greater discretion to organise their own working schedules gives people extra flexibility during the working day that, for example, enables them to stay on top of life admin, do the school run or even just get washing in off the line when it’s raining.

But the benefits of working from home aren’t just enjoyed by employees.

A better work-life balance is likely to increase employee engagement and loyalty, which reduces staff turnover and increases productivity and innovation. This is reflected in our survey, where a quarter of respondents reported an increase in their productivity.

One of the key issues of working remotely is that it sometimes becomes hard to distinguish between ‘working from home’ and ‘living in the office’. An EU survey in 2020 found that 28% of those working from home were working in their free time every day or several times a week, compared to 8% of office workers.

Our survey also revealed that the nature of working and living in the same space brings its own challenges. 35% of respondents reported the blurring of boundaries between work and home life, with 36% working longer days due to ‘project creep’ into personal time. “

Do you work from home? Do you wish you worked from home? Although its sounds like living the dream, I guarantee for some they are close to pulling their hair out. Sometimes, its leaving the house and going to work most days that keeps us sane. No one likes to be locked up in the house too much, its definitely not good for you. 

there are so many points to argue when it comes to working from home. Tell me, which side are you on? 

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