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Where is "home" in "working from home" in 2023?


 

Working From Home is here to stay in some way, shape, or form.

In pre-pandemic, there were about 7 million people in the United States working remotely. It is expected that by 2025, this number will increase to 36.2 million people.


Today, 77% of the workforce reports that they work in some form of hybrid environment.


Even more interesting - 40% of workers believe that they have been more productive at home versus at the office.



People seem more balanced, happy, and productive. Why?


Working from home can offer a number of benefits, such as:

  • Increased flexibility in terms of work schedule and location

  • Reduced commute time and associated expenses

  • Increased ability to balance work and personal responsibilities

  • Potentially lower overhead costs for employers

  • Greater opportunity for employee autonomy and autonomy

  • Ability to create a comfortable and distraction-free work environment

  • Potentially reduced exposure to workplace stressors and illnesses.


 

Working From Home is nothing new in 2023. Many people have adjusted to this style of working.


But is "Home" a reference to our own home?


No, not at all. After the pandemic, people are more open to working in different spaces outside the office.


It is difficult to say which locations are the most popular for working from home, as it can vary depending on a variety of factors such as the individual's personal preference, job requirements, and the availability of resources and support.


However, some of the most common locations that people choose to work from home include:

  • Home office: Many people set up a dedicated workspace in a spare room or a quiet area of their home. This can provide a comfortable and private space that is separate from the rest of the household.

  • Coffee shops and co-working spaces: Some people find that working in a public space with a moderate level of background noise and social interaction can help them focus and stay motivated.

  • Libraries: Libraries provide a quiet and productive environment, and many offer free wifi and access to computers and other resources.

  • Outdoor spaces: Some people prefer to work in outdoor environments like parks, gardens, or patios for a change of scenery.

It is also worth noting that with the pandemic, some people have had to move out of cities and work in more rural areas or smaller towns, as a result of closed offices, and flexible remote work policies.


Ultimately, the most important thing is to find a location that works for you and your specific needs.


 

Based on research data from Zippia, I found the following percentages interesting:


1. Most remote workers do their jobs from the comfort of their homes, although many also work in secondary locations.

78% of remote workers use their home as their primary place of work. The office came in second as a primary place of work (9%), followed by coworking spaces (7%) and cafes (5%). Regarding secondary work locations, 33% prefer cafes, 25% prefer their home, 12% prefer coworking spaces, and 11% prefer to work from an office.


2. Expenditures can vary depending on the remote working location

Of those who rented a coworking space, 71% said they spent less than $100 per month. And of those who worked at cafes, 19% spent $6-$10 per week, 13% spent $11-$15 per week, and 12% spent more than $20 per week.


3. Many remote employees work while traveling. While 43% of remote employees say they spend 10% or less of their time traveling while working remotely, 81% have traveled outside of their home city and spent time working during those travels.


What about you? Let me know in the poll below.

Where is your preferred "work from home" location?


What is your favorite "work from home" location?

  • Home Office

  • Cafe

  • Shared Working Space

  • Library


Dream It.

Act Upon It. Achieve It.


Till Next Time.

With Gratitude,

Irina

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