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Facts that will change the idea about working from home

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSmart business means modern technologies, effective management, satisfied and motivated workers. This means out of office work can play a major role, explains Bismart manager Juris Kabakovs.

Before the upcoming Smart Company master class training, Bismart platform has compiled arguments about benefits provided by out of office work.

«Formation of an effective team capable of working out of office is a serious risk-associated challenge. The result, however, is completely worth it. We know this for a fact,» – he admits.

More beneficial work conditions can improve work efficiency by one-fifth

It is unlikely that someone would deny that the lack of distractions allows people to complete tasks more efficiently and be more productive.

Many studies have confirmed that professionals who have the desire and ability to work out of office are most often more productive than your average office worker. This also applies to industries in which work out of office seems impossible. For example, a Chinese call-centre has found that when employees work from home, they are able to process 13% more calls. One of the reasons for this is a quiet environment.

According to results of a study by TNS, two out of three employers believe work out of office is less efficient. Employees, on the other hand, were divided in their opinions. Those who prefer to work from home believe working outside of office provides more convenient conditions, while those who would rather work from the office mention inappropriate working conditions at home.

People who work out of office have better health

If a person has more freedom to organize his or her work, it offers more efficient control over things like time used for sleep. According to doctors, sleep deprivation is a problem experienced by one-third of the world’s population.

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University, USA, have concluded that additional time for sleep not only improves productivity, but also allows a person to work more efficiently. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, reduces overall productivity, impedes the ability to make decisions and increases the chance of mistakes.

The less time people spend on the road to work the happier they are

Location and ease of transport from home to work is one of four factors that keep people at their jobs. According to results of the latest TNS study, this factor is important to every third person employed in Latvia. The amount of time one saves when working from home is a factor mentioned by nearly half of respondents who prefer to work from home.

Long and tiring travel to and from work only eats away the time one could instead spend with family or by resting. In addition, researchers from Sweden have come to the conclusion that if one of the partners spends more than 45 minutes on the road to work, the possibility of divorce or separation increases by 40%. This is because, according to their findings, every ten minutes on the road take away around 10% of social communication out of people’s lives.

Researchers in USA have found out that people who spend no less than one and a half hours on the road to work are also more aggressive drivers. This is because those people are more prone to experience fatigue, back and neck pains and stress.

Work from home also helps save resources

According to estimates from Global Workplace Analytics, the snow storm that paralysed Washington in 2010 helped American taxpayers save approximately USD 32 million. This is because federal officials were forced to work from home for the four days of the emergency situation. A typical company can save approximately USD 11,000 a year by simply allowing employees work from home half the time.

TNS social behavior expert Alise Lace notes that employees also value the economic aspects of working from home. Reduction of personal work-related expenses is mentioned by 42% of respondents say working from home would also help reduce expenditures for the company they work for.

«Development of mobile and business technologies means mobile solutions will continue becoming more and more popular for businesses. Business organizations will focus on teams compiled for specific goals. Mobile technologies already available in Latvia provide this option,» – explains LMT Corporate Solutions manager Sandis Rinkis.

Balance of work and private life makes employees more productive

Lately, balance of professional and private life has been one of the most important factors why companies offer more and more flexible work schedules for their employees. Researchers of University of Warwick have concluded that happy people are 12% more productive.

More flexible work hours and optimal balance between work and private life are also relatively significant aspects that keep people in their jobs. According to results of a study by TNS, those arguments are some of the most important to 21% and 17% of respondents respectively.

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