Why Working From Home is Better For Business, Life, Employees And Finally Our Future?

Why Working From Home is Better For Business, Life, Employees And Finally Our Future?

“I will exchange quality for quantity every time” replied 8 out of 10 people when questioned about longer working hours. Working from home was always considered attractive because:-

A)One did not have to wait in traffic queue for hours on end,

B)Of dead time and its impact on productivity and creativity; the time one spent enroute to and from work,

C)Additional time needs to be allowed for getting ready in preparation for work.

D)Adding 4 hours to peoples’ journey and other tasks in the morning made people very tired before they even got to work. In fact, the whole process of getting there stifled peoples’ ability to perform.

What is the solution? Send work to employee’s home so that they can work from home in distinct contrast to making the employee physically go to his/her place of work.

Employers have recognised the benefits of working from home philosophy. Recent advances in technology internet etc have given a new impetus to smarter working practices. Working from home is one such practice.

There is evidence to suggest that people are able to produce more and even work harder. Therefore, productivity is up as well as improvements in the quality of work being produced. Additional benefits include:-

1)A marked reduction in employee absenteeism.

2)An increase in motivation because people were able to use and manage their time as they chose,

3)Staff retention. Flexible working makes people loyal and therefore they are more likely to stay with the employer.

4)The flexibility of arranging your work around your life. This meant that people with young children could come back to work and still have a family life.

The employer benefited the most because he had more potentially employable people to choose from. People with family were one group for example. Having a bigger employment market meant not only bigger choice but better quality of employee as well.

There were competitive advantages for the employer; outsourcing work to homes saved office and office associated costs. This reduction had positive impact on the cost of production/distribution figures for product/services.

Is there any research to substantiated flexi and working from home transition?

Research in the telecommunication sector proves conclusively that people will trade pay rise for flexibility in working hours. Motoring organisations have looked at flexi working hours and its impact on traffic congestion. Clearly, flexi working hours to reduce peak traffic congestions both in the morning and also at night when people are commuting back home.

Finally, climate change threatens our planet and its very existence. Transport has contributed and exacerbated the climate change problems, working from home will reduce the need for a car and thereby help the environment by eliminating pollution to a large extent.

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