As Work From Home becomes more common with every passing day, we may be witnessing a massive shift in lifestyles. But what does this mean for work-life balance? Harvard Business Review explores –
Earn less, live more!
Research showed that people were willing to take a cut of 8% in their pay so they could work from home – this signals that not only do people prefer WFH and tech-enabled distance work, but there is now a monetary value placed on just how much they want it.
Increase in productivity
Research increasingly shows that Work From Anywhere (WFA) leads to an increase in productivity as well as an increase in real salary benefits as they usually choose to move to a lower cost area and therefore are able to take better advantage of the same salary they received while in office. Not only that, they also tend to remain in the workforce longer.
The office doesn’t change anything
One might hypothesize that it is tough to separate the office and home when you’re working from home, but research says otherwise. Research conducted with Google employees led to the conclusion that people are unable to switch off their work brain even after leaving the workspace. It is more about the company itself striving to make work life balance a reality – instead of a physical space being able to separate work from home.
Work & life don’t have to be at odds