We’ve been a big fan of working from home over the years. Working from home was a relatively new concept at the beginning of our careers, but given the current landscape of a deadly pandemic sweeping our planet, businesses were forced to change the way they thought about it and we love the outcome.
Twitter just announced this week that they are allowing employees to work from home permanently. We’re sure that other businesses are seeing the benefits of working from home and will soon follow in Twitter’s decision.
There are a lot of reasons why it’s good for a business to allow you and your employees to work from home. Here are some of the best benefits we’ve found of working from home.
Studies find that employees who work from home are 13% more productive compared with their in-office counterparts. Also, if you work from home, you’re at your office right when you wake up. The time that you spent commuting can now be used for real work. You’ll also see an uptick in money left in your wallet from money spent on gas or public transportation.
Remember all that time spent on useless meetings? While working from home your time can be dedicated to getting the real work done.
There’s no better way to improve the work-life balance of your employees than to let them work from home. Offering a work-from-home option might keep your employees from getting too burned out.
If your business is having a problem with a high turnover rate, allowing employees to work from home might be the problem solver. Employees are happier when working from home and are less likely to quit. By giving your employees this chance, they will be extremely loyal to your company.
Employees who are mildly sick can still get work done most of the time if it means not having to go into the office. Another bonus? No sharing illnesses.
It’s Easier Than Ever
You can be connected to the office every minute of every day if you want to, thanks to the Internet. The concept of working from home might have seemed outlandish 20 years ago, but this is the 21st century. You can find access to wifi almost anywhere. Tools like Zoom and Asana make managing your remote team extremely easy. You’ll be just as up-to-date on your employees’ activities as you would be if they were in an office.
Hire The Best, No Matter Where They Are
No office means the ability to work with anyone in the world. Freelance networks have capitalized on this concept by connecting top companies with the very best software developers from all around the world.
Decreased Office Space Cost
Working from home means either no office or at the very least, a lot less office space. If you don’t want to make the switch to a completely remote environment, try staggering your work-from-home days to save on office space.
No one likes doing bulk orders for office supplies. By having employees work from home, you can cut out a lot of these useless expenditures.
Insight Into Other Markets.
When you have employees working all over the country, or even all over the globe, you can get amazing insight into local markets.
Even though COVID-19 put a damper on a lot of business activities around the world, we think it opened up the opportunity for businesses to get work done from home.
Working from home increases employee morale, productivity, and saves money. We think that if you have some trust in your team they will surprise you on just how effective working from home can be.
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