1. You Can Avoid Unnecessary Disturbances
More and more employers are going for open office culture these days which means no closed cabins, almost no privacy, no silence and anyone can disturb you anytime. They go for open office in the name of employee engagement but many employees don’t like their computer screen being watched (every now and then) by their colleague.
Unnecessary follow-ups or interactions become stressful at times and this may be avoided while working from home. Most of the times the environment is noisy (i.e. unwanted sounds) at office. Sometimes you have to accompany your colleague (because he wants a break) even when you are telling him that your workload is high.
This all can be avoided by working from home.
2. Furniture of Your Choice
Quality of chairs in particular are not up to the desired level. An employee has to sit on the chair for at least 6-8 hours but not many employers care. Instead they arrange training programs (Ergonomics). There are very few employers who actually focus on the quality of furniture.
As a result of which sooner or later employees start complaining about backache. As a temporary solution, the poor employees look for a chance to exchange their chair with the other available better quality chairs when any of their colleague goes out for a break.
Situation is worse in the offices where there is shortage of workstations and as a result of which there are no chairs available sometimes. But the employees have to work! The employee is left with nothing but to look for a suitable chance to grab a chair.
3. Proper Break/Home Food
The quality of food at office canteen may be good or bad depending on the vendor. For this reason many employees carry home cooked food to the office and the others either go for restaurants or just complain about the quality.
At home, you have a strong chance of getting home food. After having food, you have an option to close your eyes on your bed for 15 minutes, watch your favorite television channel for 10-15 minutes or just sit back and relax.
At office they go for a cigarette break, a walk or just come back to work. Difficult to close your eyes and relax, because I have heard many people saying that in the office it does not leave a good impression.
4. Home at Preferred Location
The offices are generally located in the heart of the city and the price of getting a house on rent in or near such areas is very high. Those who don’t have the budget to get a house on rent near office are forced to stay far away from the office.
Those who still want to stay close to the office have to spend unnecessarily extra on rent.
Those who have houses in the same city but far away from the office are forced to travel up to 1-3 hours/day each side depending on where they come from and the kind of traffic conditions they encounter. Same issue is faced by those who go for a cheaper house far away from the office.
5. Clothing and Accessories
Looks matter! Majority of employers ask their employees to follow formal dress code. Your shoes, shirt, trousers, handbag, belt and even pen matters in office. This might mean extra expense to some and for some it (formal pant-shirt) is not what they wanted to wear. T-shirt and jeans may not be allowed on all days at several offices. At home it might not even matter until you are on a video call with someone very important.
लाभस्तेषां जयस्तेषां कुतस्तेषां पराजयः I येषामिन्दीवरश्यामो हृदयस्थो जनार्दनः II