The Benefits of Working From Home

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Working from home can change your life for the better. Once you escape the confines of an office or traditional workplace you are free to work and live exactly as you see fit.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of working from home:

More personal freedom. People love their freedom, especially teens and young workers. Working from home means less supervision and more freedom.

Supervisors can be overbearing and tend to give teenagers and young workers a hard time. Working from home gives workers the ability to set their own schedule, be their own boss and work at their own pace. This creates less stress and puts less pressure on young workers.

More creativity. Working from home leads to more creativity. This is mostly due to the fact that when teens work under close supervision, their innovation and creativity are squashed under a strict set of rules and office procedures.

When teens work at home, their creativity improves because they have time to experiment away from the watchful eye of the management. Strict office policies and rules of a traditional workplace environment are what often leads to a failure in creativity thinking among the employees.

The Benefits of Working From Home

Save money. Working from home means there are no transportation costs, less wear and tear on your car and less money spent on food and snacks employees often splurge on when working away from home for long periods of time. Therefore, not only does a work-at-home employee make money by working at home, they save money as well.

Save time. Employees who work from home don’t have to commute to work. This saves them a lot of time each day.

Employees who work outside the home often spend hours each day commuting to and from work. These wasted hours could be better spent with family, friends or on getting more work done.

Casual dress. Wearing whatever you want is another benefit to working from home. Teens and young workers love to wear their own clothes and tend to hate uniforms or boring, stuffy work clothes. When you work from home you even have the luxury of wearing your pajamas all day, if you want to.

No annoying coworkers or office drama. Traditional workers often have to deal with coworkers who give them a hard time or make their workplace miserable. Bullies and bossy know-it-alls exist in the workplace too and they’ll annoy you just as much at work as they ever did in school.

When working from home, you’ll never have to deal with these types of people, at least in your work environment, which leads to less stress and frustration in your daily work life.

Less Distractions. Working from home prevents you from having to endure your coworker’s endless banter, unproductive meetings, office politics and other things that tend to become a time suck in most workplaces.

Less sick time. Working long hours in close quarters in an office or workplace greatly raises employees risk of contracting the common cold, the flu and other illnesses. Working from home eliminates these risks and reduces your overall sick time, making you a more productive employee.

For more info about working from home, check out our article on Tips on Working from Home.

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