With the spread of digital communications, it’s increasingly clear people don’t need to be in an office together to get great results. International businesses use video conferencing and cloud sharing to collaborate on projects across time zones – if you can work closely with a colleague in Japan, there’s no reason you can’t get a day’s work done from your kitchen!
We’re looking at three reasons people might want to work from home to inspire you to find some of the storage London offers, clear out your spare room and set up your home office!
Control Your Day
If you’re working from home, you’re the one in charge! As long as you’re hitting the targets you need to, and available for scheduled calls, you can set your own timetable!
If you work best in the morning – before your office would even be open – you can set an early alarm and get a few hours of work in before the rest of your colleagues have even taken a shower! On the other hand if you’re not a morning person, you can weight your working day toward the afternoon, starting late and extending into the evening when you are at your most alert!
One of the downsides of working in an office is having to fit your personal schedule around the very set routine of the 9 – 5. This gives you the freedom to optimise your working day.
If you need to act as a carer to a baby or a relative, working from home could allow you to balance those responsibilities with earning a vital income!
The cost of childcare is proverbially astronomical: if you’re able to persuade your employer to allow you to work from home a few days a week you can save a potentially huge amount on babysitters, as well as allowing you to spend some vital time with your new child. Working from home could mean you’re there to witness their first steps, or first words, when otherwise you’d be stuck in the office.
Avoiding the Commute
Whether you’re paying for petrol or trainfare, travel is expensive, especially if you’re making a long journey to the office and back again five times a week!
Working from home allows you to cut a few long journeys out of your schedules, saving you money and also precious time! It means your working day starts when you sit down at your desk to work, not an hour or more earlier, when you set out from the house before the sun’s risen!
Avoiding a tough commute cuts out stress and leaves you a happier, better rested person so it’s well worth looking into!