The concept of working from home has arguably never been more prominent than it is now in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. With so many businesses and services being closed to the public as a safety precaution, many of us have been working from the comfort of our homes as a result.
And, according to an article from The Good News Network, working from home has been so well received that a number of individuals would voluntarily take a pay cut to be able to continue to work from home.
A “global poll of 2,250 office workers suggests that many of them are actually much happier working from home” with “77% (believing) working from home is one of the most effective ways to help the environment,” the article explains.
“The survey, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with GoTo by LogMeIn, aimed to uncover how office workers feel about working from home and their environmental impact. The poll included 1,000 U.S. office workers, 250 office workers in India, the UK, Brazil, and Germany, 125 office workers in Australia and 125 office workers in New Zealand.
“With a whopping 84% of respondents worrying about their environmental impact, over 75% of respondents say their commute to work is something they feel guilty about when it comes to the daily impact it has on the environment,” according to the article.
The article states that, on average, an office worker spends approximately an hour each day getting to and from their jobs, which totals roughly five hours a week workers spend on the road. “In addition to saving time with their commute (72%), office workers surveyed say saving money (66%) is a huge perk to working from home. Other benefits associated with working remotely include the ability to spend more time with family and friends (56%), feeling happier (45%)—and actually being more productive (37%),” the article says.
The article mentions that the survey also found that “48% of participants would happily take a pay cut if it meant they could work from home indefinitely.”
Are you in agreement with these findings?