Working from home is proving to be a highly productive for many workers. Workers who work from home are found to be less stressed and overall happier. Simple matters like being able to avoid normal workplace distractions allow workers to get more done. They are also able to manage their own time, which allows them to work at their own pace. There are many other benefits to working at home that boost productivity. Businesses who offer this option are reaping the rewards.
- The highest-ever proportion of Australians – one in three – now works at least some of the time from home, according to new research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
- You can manage this situation very effectively when you work at home by replying to emails or returning calls after you have finished a job, rather than being forced to attend to something that can actually wait.
- Business consultant Cassandra Howard’s home offices include Starbucks, airport lounges and her couch.
“Stanford University did a study of 1000 call centre workers at China’s largest travel business, Ctrip. Half worked at home and the other half in the call centre. The research found staff working at home produced 13 per cent more calls than those who worked from the call centre. Staff at home were also happier, more diligent, and less likely to leave.”