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Top Three Advantages of Working from Home – for Individuals

Author Victor Rodrigues
Submitted 04-10-2007

There are several advantages to working from home or telecommuting. Here is a list of the top three advantages:

1. Freedom from Workplace Stress

When a group works in the same physical space, the organization needs rules to ensure a smooth work flow. Consequently, some individuals may have to strain themselves to fit in. Companies cannot accommodate individual differences in work styles. When individuals cannot fit in, it leads to workplace related stress. Workplace stress is also related to relationship problems with coworkers or with the boss. It can be stressful to have your boss constantly peering over your shoulders. While working from home may not free a person from the stress of deadlines, it at least frees him from the prying eyes of his boss.

2. Flexibility

Working from home gives you the increased flexibility to balance work schedules with family priorities. It is not just about having to care for the kids—it’s about spending quality time with ones family.

People have their peak hours when they can work most efficiently. Working flexible hours from home allows individuals to work only at their peak hours, thus producing quality output in the least time.

Thirdly, a flexible work schedule allows people to work at different time zones and to take on a greater variety of international work. For example, living in the US, you could work late at night as an online English tutor for a person living in the East.

3. Economics

Working from home can save costs on transportation, parking, food, clothing, and childcare.

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