The ability to work from home has been one of the few positive aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. Without question, working from home has become a staple for business professionals all across the world. Here in Canada, we continue to see remote work as a normal way of life. It’s likely to continue well after this pandemic is finally behind us.
If you work from home, you’re certainly aware of the many benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the main ones.
Productivity: People get more work done at home.
You may assume that working from home enables people to slack off. The opposite, however, is true. The comfort that comes with working from home fosters productivity. Not only does the situation encourage one to get more professional work complete, it also allows a person to complete household responsibilities in quicker amounts of time. On SereneApp.com, Amy Rigby reveals that a Stanford University found that remote workers are more productive.
“The results showed a 13% increase in productivity for the home workers, including a 9% boost in the minutes worked during their shifts and a 4% boost in calls per minute worked,” she informs, “This improvement was attributed to a reduction in breaks, time off, and sick days, as well as the quiet of working from home.”
Flexibility: Working from home really means working from anywhere!
The benefit of convenience is one that should never be underestimated. For many workers, having to go into the office every day is a strain. By being able to work remotely, a person can literally choose to work from any location he/she chooses. Naturally, you don’t actually have to be a home to “work from home”. As Adda Birnir points out on TheMuse.com, you can conduct your business from the coffee shop around the corner, if you choose to.
“You can take care of your job while traveling (passengers only if you’re in the car, please!),” she writes, “enjoying the great outdoors (thanks to long laptop battery life and tethering to your phone), or even listening to your favourite band at a live concert (a tested and true location of a remote customer service manager I know who’s a die-hard country music fan).”
Peace of mind: Working from home eliminates the commute.
No one likes rush hour traffic. However, no matter how long one’s commute is, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who prefers to have to travel back and forth to work these days. Staying at home to work reduces commuter stress while also saving money on travel. It is also the healthier option!
“Studies have shown that commuting, whether by private car or public transit, is a health risk,” notes Rigby, “A 2001 study by German scientists found that commuters were twice as likely to complain of ailments such as pain, dizziness, and severe sleep deprivation than non-commuters. The stress of getting to work can raise your blood pressure, cortisol levels, and adrenaline levels, putting you at an increased risk of a heart attack.”
Profitability: You can accept payments wherever you are!
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