Work From Home Week 19th January – 25th January 2015
New figures have been released from one of the largest UK management companies that 37% of workers are planning to leave their current jobs during 2015!
25% plan on moving on as they have felt under appreciated and the other 18% wanted more flexible hours.
Work from home week is an excellent chance for employers to start a new approach including considering offering their employees flexible working hours, time off in lieu, a compressed week ie a standards week work completed in less than the usual 5 days, job sharing, part time hours and working off site!
If companies want to retain their staff in 2015, it’s important for them to make sure structures are in place for workers to feel valued and other working solutions like the ones mentioned above are available.
For those who may have the opportunity to work off site or set up a company from home the main concern they have is where are they actually going to work. Having a dedicated area to carry out your work commitments is vital for a productive and successfully working environment.
Working from home offers many different advantages including; choosing your own working hours, no travelling, saves money ie petrol, parking fees, train tickets etc.
Working from the kitchen or dining room with all the distractions of what is going on at home is not an ideal situation. So where else can you set up your home office? If you have a spare bedroom this can be converted into an office quite cheaply and easily. Alternatively if you have a large attic this too can be renovated and set out as an office.
But for some building a new room is the best idea. Three different options are available a conservatory, orangery or summer house all of these structures are suitable to be made into a working room. The cheapest of the 3 would be the summer house closely followed by the conservatory and lastly the orangery.
Each structure offers you a variety of benefits and depending on your budget and the size of your existing property this will determine which one is right for you. Bespoke Orangeries may be the most expensive however you are more likely to see a good return on your money by adding an orangery to your property.
The beauty of all these 3 structures is if you decide to give up work or go back out to work these rooms can be converted into extra living space.