The Top 5 Advantages of Working Remotely from Home

Employee working remotely
Did you know that

36% of employees

would take the opportunity to telecommute full-time over a pay raise? The opportunity for remote work is growing amongst a number of professions; from essay writers to graphic designers, to web programmers, marketers, and administration, there is something for everyone. So, why are companies embracing remote work cultures? Simply put, it’s because employees are embracing the benefits of remote work and this is shown by the quality of work being produced. After all, happy employees are the best employees!

Did you know that 36% of employees would take the opportunity to telecommute full-time over a pay raise?

Here are 5 employee advantages of remote work.

Time

If an average commute is an hour one way, that equals 2 hours a day, 10 hours a week, and 40 hours a month. That is equivalent to an entire extra work week each month that is specifically dedicated to driving. That’s a lot of time that could be better spent on both personal and work-related items.

Money

If time is money, then your salary likely isn’t reflecting this considering majority of companies do not compensate for a lengthy commute. Remote work allows you to avoid the cost of gas, car repairs, train, and subway fares. This allows you to save hundreds of dollars each month (not to mention, the environment also benefits when commuting decreases!)

Comfort

There’s no place like home, and there’s nothing more satisfying than being able to feel at peace in your own home office. Many workplaces have formal dress codes, specific break times, lunch rooms, and public bathrooms for the entire office. Having the freedom to work from the comfort of your own home doesn’t compromise your identity and really makes your mind feel at ease.

Focus

If you’ve ever worked in a busy office, you know that there’s always chaos, drama, and something besides work that will surely take up your time. Working from home provides no distractions and your day is highly dependent upon your own mood and not those around you. Working from home requires a self-starter attitude, motivation, and the ability to remain focused on the task at hand (something that is surprisingly made easy when you aren’t surrounded by office politics).

Work-Life Balance

Many organizations encourage work-life balance, but many fail to realize that this cannot be achieved when the majority of an employee’s week is spent outside of their home. Remote work of course does not lessen the amount of hours dedicated to work, but it does increase the amount of time spent at home and makes it much easier to remain focus when needed, commit to plans outside of work hours, and feel more in-tune with one’s sense of self.