The pandemic has disrupted and reshaped every aspect of life over the past 2 years, and the impact that it has had on businesses has been significant, forcing people to stay away from the office and embrace remote working.
The pandemic has provided companies with a clear understanding of what flexible working can do, as for many, it will now be apparent that they don’t need the office space and can continue working from home.
Right now, about 4.3 million employees work from home at least half the time, and that number is likely to increase rapidly in the coming years.
So, why is a good work-life balance so important?
One of the biggest problems employees have faced while working from home is setting suitable boundaries between their working day and their home life.
As traditional business hours have gone out of the window. These days, some people are either working early in the morning, late at night or even on a weekend.
Whilst working from home can be great, there are many challenges that can arise from it, like never-ending stress and overworking – which can have an overall negative impact on your wellbeing.
However, getting the balance right can have a lot of benefits such as: increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing stress, and saving you and your business a lot of money.
Many employees and business owners alike have been working from home since the outbreak. According to a study, remote employees work 1.4 more days per month than their office-based colleagues, resulting in more than three additional weeks of work per year.
Now imagine all your employees doing this.
In a work week, those who work from home are more consistent, work more hours and get more done and performance can be increased up to 13% – as people are taking fewer breaks, have less distractions and have fewer sick days.
The same study showed that work satisfaction and attrition rates were cut by 50%.
What can Gigabit Networks do to help?
Gigabit Networks offers ultrafast and ultra-reliable home broadband so that we can help make working from home that whole lot easier. Interested to find out more or want to talk to a member of the team? Click here to get in touch.