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The benefits of flexible working are well documented – not least in these pages – it gives employees more control over their working lives, allowing for a better work/life balance, something that is becoming increasingly important in the UK where almost two thirds of families rely on dual incomes.

It also helps to engender a reciprocated sense of trust between employers and employees and there’s also the beneficial effect on the working environment that shouldn’t be overlooked – a culture of flexible working culture is gaining traction with many UK employers.

This makes the decisions companies such as Yahoo and HP have made to restrict or even cut out flexible working completely seem regressive a possibly detrimental to staff morale and productivity.

So if the benefits are well documented, why is it that some companies – including big ones such as Yahoo and HP – don’t offer employees the option to work from home?

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Working from home is great for productivity, it promotes a better work/life balance, and can it can even be a deal-breaker when it comes to hiring the best talent, but it’s also a great opportunity to get a load of other things done on company time – if we’re all completely honest about it, when we work from home we don’t spend every minute of our working day doing things for the business.

But does that necessarily mean we’re less productive when working from home? One in four bosses seem to think so, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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If everything goes as planned, we’re currently in the final months of lockdown and we’ll be back to normal sometime in June. But even if our everyday lives get back to normal, there’s a good chance that the pandemic will have permanently changed the way many of us work.

Working from home was booming across the UK even before lockdown – around 40% of new companies registered are believed to be run from home.

Anyone who’s had to suddenly work from home for long periods will confirm that it can be tricky staying motivated. And that’s before you consider the amount of distractions there are around the home.

If you’re a home worker suffering from a severe lack of self-discipline, here are some top tips to keep motivated.

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The pandemic has changed the way many businesses operate, and more of us than ever now work from home. Although remote working has it’s benefits – no commute, more flexible hours – it also has one massive downside for thousands of of people. Working from home can get lonely.

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As if things haven’t been difficult enough lately, the Met Office is now issuing flood warnings in areas right across the UK. Although no severe flood warnings have yet been issued, thousands of UK homes and businesses could soon be damaged by flood waters.

If you’re in one of the affected areas, you need to act now and take the necessary steps to minimize the risk of you being washed out of your home, office, or both if you’re one of the thousands of business owners who run their operation from home.

If you do work from home this can be a disaster to both your personal and professional life, so you need to take steps to minimise the risk – the better prepared you are, the less damage your property is likely to suffer.

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