If you have landed here, I am guessing you want to know the benefits of work from home.
Have you ever worked from home yourself? If yes, I am sure you will relate to most of the benefits mentioned below. And if not, then maybe reading this blog will want you to do the same someday. So, let’s dive right into it.
Benefit #1. Increase in Productivity
According to my research, people who are working from home for the past 8-10 years or more than that never complain about not being productive while working. That does not mean they are on top of their productivity game every single day. No. There are days when they too feel demotivated and feel like not working at all. But as compared to working in a 6′ x 6′ cubicle, working from home can actually result in an increase in productivity.
You will be working from the comfort of your favourite desk or for some people it can be the comfort of their bed. Having your favourite mouse and keyboard instead of those boring office desktop accessories can help in enhancing your work experience and eventually increase your productivity.
Benefit #2. Healthier Lifestyle
Working from home means more access to home-cooked meals and much more time. We all know that eating healthy directly improves our health.
Also, the time saved in commuting can be invested in other activities like completing your sleep, meditation, having your breakfast in peace, working out, or spending more time with your family and loved ones. All these things will result in better mental and physical health.
Benefit #3. No more getting stuck in traffic
I think everyone can relate to this – spending that precious one hour of your mornings in getting stuck in traffic. Well, you can finally get relief from this when you are working from home. And that is a BIG one because spending time in traffic can be such a pain in the ass.
Benefit #4. Lesser leaves
Good news for the managers out there! Working from home can actually result in employees taking lesser leaves.
Now that you are already spending more time with your families, the number of leaves you take because of it will decrease, creating a win-win situation for you and your employer.
Benefit #5. Saves money
Earlier, eating out was just a luxurious thing people used to do mostly on weekends. This mindset seems to have changed a bit.
These days people and especially millennials who move out from their native places to metro cities have created a trend of eating outside. Studies have shown that people spend around 15-20% of their monthly salaries in it.
Now if you are working from home, you have more access to home-cooked food resulting in saving money for you.
The daily commute is one more area where money can be saved while working from home. Transportation is very costly these days. Obviously, it depends a lot on the mode of transport and the type of vehicle but whatever is the choice, no commute at all is still going to save you money.
Benefit #6. No office politics
Believe it or not, office politics is a fact of life in any organisation. It can’t be ignored. But, this is also true that it can make or break your career. Office politics mostly happen when colleagues sit together over coffee breaks or during lunch breaks.
It can take a huge toll on your mental health as well. Getting rid of office politics can provide you with mental peace which is very important these days.
And, when there is no scope of this situation getting created, there will be minimum office politics happening in your teams.
Benefit #7. Work/life balance
In times like today, work/life balance has become a predominant issue in the workplace. Now this term can have different meanings to different people, but the gist of it is the same – people not getting enough for their own.
Working from home can help in resolving this issue to some extent. Spending more time with your family, saving time in commute which can then be invested in some other activities can eventually result in shrinking this gap.