Working from home might seem like a mystical ideal that will never happen. However increasingly, more and more employers are looking to the internet for new employees. The problem with a static office is that you often have a very small catchment area of skilled workers. Working from home can mean that you can work for any company you like and still be the best in your field.
Here are six reasons to work from home…
1. Less Stress
Obviously the first reason in favour of working from home is the advantage of less stress; all of the problems that you would normally face working in a office fade away when you start working in your home office. It’s your own space and often you can work with more freedom than when you were in your tiny grey cubicle.
2. No Need to Drive
The second reason links with the first – think of all of the road rage you’ll avoid or all of the boring traffic you won’t face by working from home. Not only will you save money and your heart, but you’ll also save money on gas.
3. More Family Time
Working from home, either for an employer or for yourself, often comes with more freedom in the work you do – more independence. With this time you can spend quality moments with your family and have the best of both worlds. Of course, working from home also gives you an excuse if you ever need it to get out of those tedious family events!
4. Environmentally Friendly
What could be more ‘green’ than working from home? Like I’ve mentioned you save on gas, but even more than that the amount of energy is significantly reduced in everything you do.
5. Friendly Environment
Working from home means you can work in your most comfortable clothes and get coffee from your own, clean, coffee machine. Unless you need to do a business call, you don’t technically need to get dressed, and even then so long as your top half looks good, who will know?
As Kevin Kurse, CEO, says in a Forbes article “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.”
6. High Productivity
Often those working from home not only complete a higher quantity of work, but it also to a higher standard. With the five reasons above taken into consideration, working from home not only makes happier workers but also, apparently, better ones.
Working from home is a legitimate option and it should be considered if you have skills to give and want to start taking your career into your own hands.