Daisy Santiago
April 1, 2020

Benefits of a Work-from-Home Setup

From a businessman’s perspective, allowing your employees to work from home might be a big risk and must be taken into full comprehension. There are lots of advantages and disadvantages to consider before taking that big leap. Some managers are afraid of the thought of having their employees work from home because the productivity might be affected, especially if they will be monitored less or if they will not be in a normal office setting. Some employees might take advantage of working remotely and might do non-work related activities while waiting for emails, instructions, etc. However, in our digital age, every businessman should be more open to modern business strategies, especially now that some businesses are being run, monitored, and managed through the internet. Working from home is a setup that can fit into the modernised world. If you are running a small business with small office space or if you want to already give up that office space, this is a perfect idea that you might want to consider. This is a win-win setup that can be beneficial for both employers and employees.

According to Forbes.com, below are the top 10 benefits of working from home as per employee’s perspective from a survey summarized in the Microsoft whitepaper, Work without Walls.

• Work/home balance (60%)

• Save gas (55%)

• Avoid traffic (47%)

• More productive (45%)

• Less distractions (44%)

• Eliminate long commute (44%)

• More peaceful atmosphere (43%)

• Less stressful environment (38%)

• More time with family (29%)

• Environmentally friendly (23%)

See the awesome benefits of a work-from-home setup? Once employees enjoy all these benefits, it will resonate positively with their working attitude. The presence of employees in the offices does not guarantee productivity and in my personal opinion and experience, if an employee is enjoying the benefit of a work-life balance, most likely, you will get the desired results for your business as employees can definitely be more productive when working at home. In addition, a work-from-home setup can help your office cut on costs from utility bills and lease!

If you are thinking of where to place the office furniture and equipment you have when starting a work-from-home setup, those that you won't be needing but don't want to sell, don't worry! You can rent a storage unit to house these items so that when you want them back, you can just take them again. Piles of inventories, human resource-related documents, customer/company profiles, filing supplies, old office furniture, stationery, and empty boxes or containers are some of the items you can place in a storage unit. You can also put other electronic appliances and computers in your storage.

Take a look at easyStorage, one of the cheapest storage facilities you can find in London. Storage rent starts at £18.50 per week! How cool is that? easyStorage has climate-controlled and well-secured facilities that will assure you that your belongings are safe and of course, free from any weather-related damages. In addition, easyStorage also has a free van for collection and return of customer's items, unlike the traditional self-storage. Very practical, isn't it? Lastly, they offer a no-frills approach to pricing which is perfect for a small business owner like you! A storage unit can serve as an extension of your office and will be much cheaper than renting a large office space. Just make sure to rent the ones nearest you for accessibility.

A work-from-home setup is an excellent solution for running a business remotely, especially if you don't want to spend that much on a big office space lease. Take the risk and see the exciting adventure it awaits for your team and your business!

Daisy Santiago

Daisy is our superstar blogger. With a marketing background and passion for writing, she loves to explore and research topics & put them into writing. Outside of work her hobbies include blogging, writing, blogging, writing. (We keep telling her to get out more)

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