Working from home has become popular. Large companies across the world are now providing their employees with all the resources they need to work remotely.
Despite the shift, many small and medium businesses still favor working from the office instead of home. As a manager of such an organization, you should consider letting your employees work remotely.
Why? Working from home will benefit the business in two main ways.
Working from home will help cut down costs incurred each year and in several ways.
First, working from home reduces the need for large office space to accommodate many employees. Thus, as a business owner or manager, you will not be forced to invest in more office space by either building or renting more space. As a result, you will save more, which will have a positive impact on revenue.
Second, allowing employees to work from home will reduce utility bills. A high number of employees in the office means more water is consumed daily for various uses such as cleaning and washing. Also, more computers and lights are used, which increases electricity bills.
Allowing employees to work from home reduces water and electricity consumption at the office each day. This, in turn, reduces the total costs incurred.
Third, by making it possible for employees to work from home, you will not be required to provide transport allowances each month. This helps cut down salaries, which are inclusive of allowances.
Studies reveal that working from home has a positive effect on productivity. This is attributed to several factors.
Working from the office requires an employee to wake up early and travel to work. In the process, they waste several hours and are often tired by the time they arrive at the office. This affects productivity.
Working from home eliminates such issues. An employee only has to wake up and starting working. This saves time and allows them to preserve their energy, which they then invest in their job.
Allowing employees to work remotely eliminates distractions that are common in the workplace, and they often reduce productivity. It allows them to concentrate on the task at hand instead of having to waste time talking with colleagues. The only time the employees have to communicate with each other is when sharing information. They do this over the cloud, which is made possible by unified communications.
Working from home also allows for flexibility. An employee can decide to work during the day or at night. This affords them more working hours compared to working in an office, which then improves productivity.
Allowing employees to work from has two main benefits. First, it reduces costs for your business by eliminating the need for more space, cutting utility bills, and helping your businesses avoid giving out transportation allowances.
Second, it increases productivity by reducing wasted time and removing distractions. The only time employees communicate is when exchanging information, which is done over the cloud using unified communications.