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Is Working From Home All That It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Over the past year and a half, many Canadian business professionals have been working from home. Even though several have returned to their traditional offices, in recent months, there are still numerous workers who much prefer their remote work situations. Pandemic or no pandemic, the working from home routine is here to stay for many people. But is it all that it’s cracked up to be?

Working from home promotes better mental health.

We all know that work can be stressful. For many professionals, working from home is the solution to work-related stress. For example, gone are the requirements to take breaks at specific times of the day. They are replaced with autonomy and freedom to work at your own pace and on your own schedule. Enjoying better mental health is known to encourage greater productivity from workers.

“With no commute, no lunch rush, and no long hours in the office away from family or friends, working remotely can improve the health and wellness of employees by reducing stress—and limiting exposure to potentially sick coworkers,” points out WeWork.com, “But employers shouldn’t skip a wellness plan in the remote workplace; inclusion in company wellness programs, such as access to the gym, is just as important for those with a flexible work schedule.”

Working from home eliminates distractions.

Professionals who work remotely find that the home environment is one that helps them to concentrate better. At work, you are surrounded by co-workers who may wish to discuss non-business matters throughout the day. Sure, this can help to break up the monotony of the work day. But, for many people, getting work done first and enjoying leisure time after is much preferred to a staggered work day.

As Michelle Kiss notes on ClickTime.com, people who work from home can customize their environments. “Set up your noise level just the way you want it — somewhere between insanely quiet to being at the front row of a Lady Gaga concert,” she highlights, “And if you’re mindful of your workspace ergonomics, you can create a stronger rhythm for your workflows.”

Working from home saves everyone money.

For employees, a remote work situation means no more spending money on commuting. Needless to say, both gas costs and transit fees become non-factors. For employers, a ton of money can be saved on office space rental. With fewer workers coming into the office, a business owner can reduce the size of his/her business location.

“With fewer people in the office, companies can condense their real estate footprint, allowing for more efficient workspace usage,” affirms WeWork.com. The site goes on to highlight a Stanford study of remote workers. It found that the participating company saved nearly $2,000 per employee on its office space rent, simply by using the space more efficiently.

Did you know that you can process sales while at home?

With Unity Payments’ Virtual Terminals, you can turn your mobile devices into credit card terminals. You can process payments in-person, online or on the road using your smartphone, tablet or laptop computer! To learn more, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-661-3761 or email us at info@unitypayments.ca.

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Dan Faraldo

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