There are dozens of reasons to love working from home — here are some of the more uncommon ones.
By now, it’s well-established that remote work is the option of choice for most of the modern working world.
And it’s no surprise why, either.
Remote and hybrid workers get the kind of perks most others only dream of: things like better work-life balance, more free time, not having to spend hours and hundreds of dollars on commute, not having to wear a stuffy uniform all day and the list goes on.
But working from home comes with some other perks that most people may not think of, too.
Here are three of some of the more unconventional reasons to love WFH.
1. Less drama
If you’ve worked in an office, chances are you’ve been exposed to petty drama between coworkers or, worse, some toxic behaviour directed towards you.
Even worse, new research from HR firm WorkNest shows that if toxicity comes up in the workplace, there’s a 70% chance it won’t ever be resolved.
That can mean you’re stuck with an unpleasant work environment for who knows how long.
The good news is that remote work does a really good job of cutting back on this.
Remote workplaces report lower instances of toxic behaviours and conflict, so you can skip the drama and work in peace!
2. Better amenities
Ever walked into your office kitchen and found dirty dishes? Or went to use the restroom but found questionable stains?
Not anymore if you work from home!
If you work where you live, chances are you’re in the best, most comfortable environment you could be in.
Your chair is comfy, your bathroom is clean, your adorable cat is happily purring, and when you go into the kitchen for a break, your cup of coffee is just the way you like it.
This may sound trivial, but a survey by interior design company Claremont found that around 30% of workers were actually turned off from working in-person because of bland coffee, a shoddy kitchen, and other amenities that struck them as just gross.
Don’t underestimate how much a good coffee or cuppa can change your whole workday!
3. Power naps
This sounds worse than it is, seeing as remote workers already receive an unfair and untrue reputation about being lazy.
But what is true is that more Brits are reporting taking power naps throughout the day when working from home.
If you’re working remotely, you’re probably in your PJs anyway — no one’s going to judge if you take to the couch for a quick snooze.
And, according to SkyBroadband, employees were actually more productive when they took quick power naps during the day.
The remote worker reputation of being more productive continues to hold true! It makes sense, doesn’t it? When you have tons of benefits like these, you’re that much more likely to give your all!
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