Every day, more and more companies let their employees work from home, but why? The answer is simple. It provides benefits for both the employee and the company itself. Also, although it seemed impossible before, now it is very easy thanks to advances in technology. Not only because of the invention of video calls but because of all the applications and tools that exist today to facilitate communication, teamwork, and long-distance meetings.
Among the benefits of working from home to the company mainly overhead reduction and higher productivity. The company can save office space, supplies, and other amenities that are offered to employees. In addition, employees who work remotely have lower levels of stress and greater satisfaction with their job, which has been shown to generate higher productivity and engagement.
Although working from home is challenging, it definitely becomes rewarding. They say that what does not challenge you does not change you. And if you are willing to take on this challenge, prepare to enjoy the benefits that working from home can offer you.
1. You save time.
Working from home means you don’t have to report daily to an office. This implies being able to save the time and traffic involved in commuting. There are people who lose more than 300 hours a year going from home to office. Imagine the things you could do in a year if you had 300 free hours: more time with your family, to enjoy your hobbies, or to rest … the options are endless.
2. You learn more by being more independent.
Since you don’t have your colleagues a few steps away or a technical team at your disposal, you have to develop and/or strengthen skills to find the answers you need on your own. Some of these skills include proactivity, creativity and self-learning, the ability to learn by ourselves.
You also learn to organize your time to meet deadlines and improve your communication. Working with a team over long distances, which probably has a different native language than yours, requires clearer and more precise communication.
3. You save money.
Working from home not only helps the company save money but also the employee. There is no money to spend on moving from home to office, neither on office-ready attire nor in buying to-go food.
Specifically, thanks to these benefits, it is possible to develop a better life-work balance that, at the end of the day, is what we all want. Working from home is having the best of both worlds: being able to work and having time for everything else. You can lead a better quality of life with less stress, be happier and satisfied with your work.