Switching to the home workplace

As a result of the Covid-19 pademic, people’s lives all over the country have been impacted by unemployment, bankruptcy, deaths of family members and so much more. However, every cloud does indeed have a silver lining! During the pandemic we’ve seen pollution production drastically drop, a massive improvement in hygiene and fitness while also being able to work from home, which is what I’ll be talking about. The government said that if you can work from home, you should do so, most businesses complied and workers have reported an increase of happiness while working and quality of life to be greatly improved. So what’s the opportunity? A few businesses have made the switch to permanently working from home, it saves both the employer and employees money and also allows people to work from the comfort of their homes. According to the Office of National Statistics, 46.6% of people in employment worked at home at some point, a third of those working from home spent less hours doing their job, which implies that 33% of people work more productively and efficiently from home. Due to less people travelling to work, traffic congestion has been reduced which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions. We have a massive opportunity to be able to make our workforce more efficient, save employees £6000 a year on average, improve the quality of lives for approximately 10% of the population and reduce the whole country’s carbon footprint by making it so that employers have to let people work from home if they are able and wish to do so.




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