Working remotely has become the norm this year. Many employers were skeptical, but this piece shows that there are key benefits to this option.
Many folks are working from home now due to the pandemic.
And many employers were apprehensive about this change, and how it would impact their staff’s attitude.
But thankfully remote work seems to have quite a few benefits.
In case you’re new to my site, I am a bestselling author, entrepreneur of online video courses and online marketing consultant – who runs my business from home. But I used to do advertising consulting from an office. So I’m highly aware of the pros and cons of both different kinds of work set ups.
These days I recommend running your business from home for many reasons.
Read on to learn several must-know benefits of doing remote work.
Let’s face it: it’s hard to be efficient in the office. Your coworkers are there, and if you’re friendly with them, you might find it easy to procrastinate on a task and talk to them instead. In addition, office environments aren’t exactly compatible with creativity. In most establishments, you can’t play music or turn on the television. You sometimes have to wear a uniform, but at home, you can wear anything you want. This makes working from home a great choice for many workers. For these reasons, employers should think about expanding their WFH policies when the pandemic is over.
Some people prefer a 9-5 schedule. However, working parents know that schedules can be highly unpredictable. Another must-know benefit of doing remote work is a changing schedule. Parents and people everywhere deserve a little grace right now. Employers should understand this situation is atypical, and allow folks to work whenever they can.
In a non-COVID world, another advantage of working from home is that it gives people a chance to travel. People can see the world for less by renting an Airbnb for the week and working there. So many people get stuck in their bubbles because they’re unable to travel due to employment. Don’t be afraid to burst your bubble! Work remotely; just make sure your employer is okay with working elsewhere first.
Everyone’s worlds have turned upside down this year. Luckily, working remotely has panned out for most people. Employers should consider keeping their current policies the same, even after the pandemic ends. Supervisors can give their team the option to work however they wish; their productivity may increase as a result.
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