6th August 2020
Why are businesses are choosing to work from home?
The global pandemic has taken a strain on all businesses around the UK, forcing many offices to close and leaving companies with no other option but to operate from home. We are now moving on to 6 months into lockdown and we are starting to see an ease on restrictions. With pubs, restaurants, and non-essential shops open for business, it is great that we are now able to see some normality back to our day-to-day lives. While many offices are beginning to re-open, some companies have made the decision to continue to work from home despite their offices reopening. Many businesses have found working from home to be very successful and have discovered several ways to benefit their company.
Benefits of working from home
Businesses have been using the power of technology to communicate with one another during lockdown. The most on-trend and popular platform being used is Zoom - I’m sure you’ve heard of it! This platform is great for conference calls, meetings, and any online events such as coffee mornings and fitness classes.
While technology has worked well during lockdown, other benefits have been the cost of working from home – as there aren’t really any! The price of running a business from home is far cheaper than paying to rent office space and commuting.
Working from home also gives individuals more freedom when it comes to working, such as flexible hours and having a better life to work balance. Trusting your staff to still fulfill their full working hours but also having leisure time when it is convenient for them.
While this pandemic has been catastrophic, had it of not happened, businesses would never have discovered how well working from home can be. The pandemic has put all businesses in the position to trial working from home including large corporations.
Looking after your staff in lockdown
Face-to-face communication is still vital but as we step into the new future, but we may start to see a shift in the way we work, whether that be working from home for a couple of days a week. With all this in mind, be sure to reward your staff for their hard work and commitment to your business through these challenging times.
EverythingBranded has a range of working from home promotional goodies and desk essentials that'll be loved by your work colleagues! Remember that EverythingBranded can personalise all your office essentials with your name and company logo, from pens to notebooks to your own branded mugs to reduce the spread of sharing.