The Truth About Working from Home is Sobering
How many times have you thought that it would be heavenly to work from home? I definitely have. I mean, what could be better than not having to worry about what to wear? You could slip out of bed and into the office and pad around in slippers and a robe, sipping on coffee and nobody would take issue with it because there wouldn't be anyone to look at you.
Unfortunately, working from home isn't all it's cracked up to be- something more and more people are discovering.
Did you know that people who work from home are actually doing more work than people who work in an office setting? You might think that it sounds crazy, but it's the truth. The reason is that people who work from home have a hard time turning off the work switch and literally walking away from work. People who work in an office walk away when the doors close for the night.
Alan Felstead, a professor at Cardiff University told Moneyish, “Traditionally, we have had spatial boundaries made for us by offices, shops and factories, which mean that home and other places of leisure are separated from work. However remote work blurs those lines and workers have to reinstate boundaries. That is often why it is difficult [for employees] to switch off.”
So, about working from home....yeah, maybe not.