The coronavirus lockdown has meant more people have been working from home than ever before. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that almost half of all of people in employment (47%) did some work at home during April 2020, the vast majority of which (86%) did so as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
But if you were told you had the chance to work from home indefinitely, what would be your main motivation for working remotely? To avoid the commute? To get away from the office politics? To improve your work/life balance?
There are all sorts of reasons over 4 million of us choose to work outside of the office – a study from Together Mutual Insurance has just taken a closer look at why telecommuting is becoming ever more popular, as well as some of our work from home habits.
Here’s what it found…
The coronavirus lockdown has meant more UK employees than ever before are working from home – here are latest figures on remote working from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The coronavirus lockdown has shown that we can all do our bit for the environment by staying at home a bit more – although the shutdown of factories was the biggest contributing factor to the drop in global carbon levels, cutting out the commute at least once a week means we can all do our bit for the planet. Doesn’t it?
Although a growing number of workplaces are putting plans in place to get us back to the office, many of us will carry on working from home for the foreseeable future – and after months of working remotely, it’s inevitable that a summer slump is on the way to drain motivation and productivity.
The key to beating work from home fatigue is to face it head on. Here’s how…
The gyms and swimming pools are all closed because of the coronavirus lockdown, and while we can still get our for a daily run or a walk, that’s scant consolation for anyone who is used to going to the gym every week.
Thankfully, all is not lost and there is a whole range of exercises you can do at home, with or without any specialist equipment. But when is the best time to exercise? And should you do it all in one go or split your routine throughout the day?
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