“You can do your job wherever and whenever you want…you can even sit in a beach chair with a cocktail in hand for all I care…as long as you get our desired results.” – Kevin Kruse, Contributor
The benefits of working from home, which is the most comfortable place to work has helped several organizations of good repute to recruit top talent. Keeping no geographic limits to work has resulted in a highly engaged workforce, great company culture and ‘Best Place to Work’ awards.
How much these statements are true?
According to researches, maximum American employees work from home, which accounts for $10, 000 of savings every year. According to Telework survey, work from home facility results in enhanced productivity, mitigated facility cost, reduced sick leaves, and even decreased turnover. The research also reveals that employees who are facilitated with work from home are ‘most satisfied’ with their jobs as compared to jobs that are office bound. This is because, employees are able to consume nearly $1,600 to $6, 800, as well as, their time in migrating to their work whether by driving or through public transportation.
Telework survey also highlights employers who witness increased productivity among their employees by providing flexible hours of working, sense of empowerment, enhanced freedom to work from the comfort of home and no boundaries of reporting time.
Therefore, the top reasons why employees are more satisfied with jobs with work from benefits include:
- 60% – 70% decrease in commutation
- 49% – 66% greater flexibility of working
- Enhanced overall productivity
- 25% to 31% saving on money
What the survey from Microsoft reveals about work from home?
According to Microsoft whitepaper called, “Work without Wall”, highlighted are the top 10 advantages of working from home:
- Reduce long travel
- Naturally friendly
- Enhanced time with family, especially for working moms
- Reduced public fear & resulted stress of competition
- Comfortable atmosphere
- Fewer distractions
- Increased output
- Avoidance of traffic/public transport
- Gas consumption
- Home/work life balance
And, the Health Benefits include:
- Easier time in eating
- Less stress due to presence of family
- Sense of mental happiness
- Eating nutritious food
Work from Home- The Future Beckons
More organizations are embarking over the latest trend of working from home. It is changing the way people work and with which, employers can retain their employees for a long haul. The flexibility to work from our own comfort has indeed improvised the tech sector and resulted in greater output in return. Job seekers may find this option more compelling as a great reason to work for long in a company. Work from home would enable them save on money and commute time, as well as, balance work life. For employees who find work bounds as stressful can look forward to a healthier way and environment of working with this option and start to love their work.
The soon employers start to realize the tremendous benefits of providing work from home to employees, the sooner they will be able to get the work done faster from them with enhanced quality, less absenteeism and less complaints.