Do You Really Need Expensive Office Space?
Many employers and managers may not like the idea of their employees working remotely, since they most likely perceive that the employee may not really be “working” at home.
Added to that is the fact that these employers or managers don’t have direct oversight of the employee, so they can’t see what he or she is doing. But does witnessing a presence in the office really translate into witnessing productivity?
Once managers set goals and patterns of communication have been established, then they can know and measure just how production an employee is, if they are working from home.
A survey done by Microsoft, found that information workers preferred working without walls, and the study also revealed what employees considered the top 10 benefits of working from home.
Here is the Top 10 List of benefits in descending order:
10. Environmentally friendly
9. More time with family
8. Less stressful environment
7. Quieter atmosphere
6. Eliminate long commute
5. Less distractions
4. More productive
3. Avoid traffic
2. Save gas
1. Work/home balance
Sixty percent (60%) of the individuals surveyed, stated that having the chance to work at home provided an opportunity to better balance work and home.
While everyone may not be on board with the idea of working from home, once the right checks and balances are in place, there are inherent advantages for both sides.