Home offices are flexible and popular.
Discover the benefits and drawbacks of working from home and what you need to consider when setting up a home office.
For many of us, the working day always starts with the same routine – jump out of bed, grab a quick shower, get dressed and eat breakfast as we drive or commute to work.
Doesn’t it sound tempting to sleep for another half an hour, dress in comfy clothes, go to your desk in the next room and work in silence as you focus on the first emails of the day? Obviously, working from home isn’t always like this – although people who work in open-plan offices often imagine it this way. And yet home offices offer countless advantages for employees and employers alike. Over the last few years, home working has become a popular alternative to fixed office workstations.
But why? Do the benefits of home offices really outweigh the drawbacks? What should you consider when setting up a workstation at home, and what financial factors come into play? Join us as we explore a new form of working.
Flexible, popular and
personal: the home office
If you think comfy clothes and more sleep are the only benefits of home working, then you’re mistaken. Again and again, surveys show that increased productivity is the key advantage of home offices. Less noise and fewer distractions from colleagues and phones in neighbouring offices mean that employees can concentrate on their work for longer.
In Germany, the latest surveys indicate that around 35% of employees would leave their current job for more flexibility and home working options. So it's no wonder that almost 45% of companies surveyed are gearing up to have more home workers in the coming years. If companies want good results and long-term working relationships, they need to make sure their employees are happy.