Monday, February 9, 2015

Top 3 Benefits of Working From Home

The world today is a very different place from the one our parents lived and worked in. In the past, a person went to a job every day and came home at night. However, today more people are working from home than ever before. While that’s a great thing for most, and a great thing for the environment, it can have its drawbacks as well. We wanted to find out what some of the best reasons for working from home were and in the process we found out some of the pitfalls as well. Check out our top three favorite articles on this topic and get the low down on working from home. 

#1: Pro and Cons of Working from Home
This article posted on examines the pros and cons of working from home. While there’s some obvious pros, the cons are little more subtle. The pros include saving on time and money because there’s no more commute, no need to buy fancy work clothes, and no need to pay rent on an office space. However, there’s also things that go on at your home that can distract you from the work you have to do. Being able to set your own start and stop time can be good, but it can also set bad habits when you don’t feel like working. Get all the helpful information by reading the full article here.

#2: Top 10 Benefits of Working from Home

Noted author and leadership expert, Kevin Kruse writing for gives us some great feedback from a survey done by the Microsoft employees about the benefits of working from home. Hands down the biggest benefit is the better balance they are able to achieve with work and home life. Of course, there are many other benefits as well including the money saved on gas and clothing and the blessing of working in a less stressful environment. Kruse states that while employees love working from home, many managers are not as comfortable with it because they can’t “see” their employees working. Kruse insists this is short sited on the part of the managers because they aren’t looking at the issue realistically. There’s a lot of valuable information in this article and you can get it all by reading the entire piece here.

#3: Top 8 Reasons Working from Home is More Beneficial
Well known lawyer and business owner Rashida Maples, Esq., writing for gives us her take on why it’s a positive advantage to work from home. Having been forced to work from home during a break from the corporate world, Rashida realized that it was much more convenient and saved her a lot of money. Once she got back into a more normal work environment, she found herself wanting to have some work time at home again and now is in a position where she splits her week between working at home and working in her office. She has some great insight on the benefits of working from home and why managers need to make this option available to their employees if they want to keep top of the line talent. Read the full article here.
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