Is Working From Home Here To Stay?

Although restrictions around the Covid-19 lockdown are gradually being eased in the UK, many people are still working from home rather than in offices.

New research carried out by 4Com, and shared by Business Matters Magazine, has even revealed that for the majority of Brits, working from home has had a positive impact on their lives.

The survey found that almost 60 per cent of Brits believe working from home has improved their working lives, with just 18 per cent stating that it had made their lives worse, and the remainder revealing that it hasn’t had any impact either way.

However, the top challenge cited by those who have made the switch to home working due to the global pandemic is communication with colleagues. Social interaction and work-life balance were the other main challenges identified by the research.

Becky Taylor, a marketing manager from Manchester, told the publication that working from home has brought many benefits to her life.

“I feel I have a lot more free time, which has made me happier and more relaxed,” she said, although she added that she does miss seeing her colleagues.

If your business is looking at how it can reduce its environmental impact, then asking some staff to work from home more often than before, even if not continuously, could do a lot of good.

Forbes recently reported that maintaining remote working after the pandemic could cut the same amount of emissions as that produced by two airports. It would also save 11.3 billion road miles of commutes.

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