Working From Home Beneficial to Employees and Employers
There was pretty much nothing I really liked the last month of my pregnancy...except that I got to work from home and knowing my son would soon make his debut.
I loved being able to roll out of bed, slip on a robe and slippers, walk into the office next to my bedroom and fire up my mobile studio. I didn't have to do my hair and makeup. I could walk to the kitchen between songs to make breakfast and I was all around more relaxed. If it were a possibility, I'd do the Hawk morning show from my house every day.
I'm not the only one who loves the relaxed atmosphere of working from home. As a matter of fact, more and more people are doing it and it looks like it's a win-win for both employees and employers.
According to research from Highfive.com, there was almost an 80% increase in the number of people working from home between 2005 and 2012. And 3.3 million people in the U.S. work from home at least half of the time.
Here’s why it’s good for employees:
- 53% say they were less stressed.
- 45% got more sleep.
- 35% got more exercise.
- 42% ate healthier.
- 44% had more positive attitudes.
- 51% spent more time with their significant others.
And this is why it’s good for employers:
- 77% of workers said they were more productive.
- 52% were less likely to take time off when working from home.
- 30% accomplished more in less time.
- 24% were willing to work longer hours than normal to get more done.