Global Love Report – January 4, 2023
Written by Pamela Stephanie
The pandemic forced a lot of companies to work from home. And some people have opted to remain a remote worker even after people have shifted back to the office or chose a hybrid option.
In our 2021 Industry Survey, approximately 65% of respondents work fully from home and have remained that way. And some matchmakers and coaches have a hybrid schedule: splitting time between working from home and the office, which is what 19% of respondents opted for.
Are you still debating on whether or not to return to the office—or maybe even to return to working from home?
Here are some of the advantages of working from home vs working from the office.
Work from Home Advantages:
Saves on Costs
One of the biggest advantages of working from home is the fact that you can cut down on a lot of expenses, for example, your travel expenses. This is especially advantageous if you had been using your car to get to work. It is estimated that you can even save thousands of dollars from working remotely.
A study by Stanford University showed that employees who worked remotely performed better by 13%. People are generally happier and less stressed when they work from home and are able to work more effectively. Furthermore, people working from home were less tardy and took shorter breaks. These reasons combined help increase productivity.
Better Work-Life Balance
Along with better productivity, those who work remotely also have a better work-life balance. It also helps with your mental health and prevents burnouts. Eliminating the commuting to and from work alone can help decrease your stress levels and helps you spend more time with your friends and family.
Work from the Office Advantages:
Contact with Other People
This is a big draw for people who felt isolated while they worked from home during the lockdowns. Being able to interact with colleagues is very beneficial for some people, maybe even essential. Of course, those who thrive when working with teams face-to-face will also see this as a major advantage.
Set Work Times
While working as a matchmaker provides you with flexibility when it comes to working hours, you may find that you tend to follow working times when you go to the office. Some people may work more than their original allotted work hours when they work from home, which can lead to burnouts.
Working at the office means you have a designated desk to work from and a space where you can conduct your business. For some, this is something that they don’t have at home. They may have to work in their living room or dining area. Working from the office means having a space dedicated for work and a space that’s—hopefully—conducive to working effectively.
Want to know more matchmaking industry stats? Then download our 2021 Industry Survey.