Should you have a home office?

October 24, 2022

Should you have a home office?

by | Oct 24, 2022 | Home Renovations, North Shore

The Covid Effect

With Covid-19 forcing New Zealanders to work from home over the past few years, many Kiwis have felt the change has had some positive effects on productivity. Here are some reasons why:

  • Improved work-with-life balance
  • More flexibility
  • Fewer distractions from the workplace
  • Less traffic to sit in (Auckland being a prime example)

In most cases, working from home is nothing like working in the office. The office is designed to maximize office staff productivity. However, your home is designed to be a place of recovery from the place of work.

Maintain To Profit have all the expertise to renovate your home to suit an office-type environment. More Kiwis may be working from home as an effect of this change in working style.

Case study

This change in work culture has had a surprisingly positive effect on productivity with a study from the University of Otago finding that 73% of 2500 people surveyed claimed that they were “equally or more productive” working from home in comparison to the latter. 89% of the same study found that they also wished to normalize the practice.

To go further, America and England research studies discovered that: 66% of people that were surveyed would prefer to work from home. Four-fifths of people surveyed considered the working-from-home lifestyle a perk and 36% of people surveyed would prefer it over a pay rise!

It all makes sense

Think back to all the frustrations associated with going to work. Depending on how far you live, (Especially on the North shore traveling to the city onwards) you’ve got to sit in Auckland traffic. Hours of your life are spent just going to work and coming home five days a week. Working from home could save time and frustration from the “norms” of simply attending the workplace.
Depending on how many people are in the office or how well it’s managed, a lot of office environments are full of distractions. Distractions include colleagues talking amongst themselves privately or sales representatives trying to sell stuff over the phone all day. These distractions could be avoided working from your own home office.

Renovate and accommodate

A purpose-built home office has several positive benefits in comparison to the dining table in your living area:

  • It allows for a confined area that eliminates any distractions as it’s designed to optimize productivity
  • It encourages a healthy work-to-personal life balance. The designated room for work activities allows you to simply close the door to all your work commitments and focus more on yourself and your family.
  • The home office is designed to be as comfortable and ergonomic as possible. You can place all your devices and files exactly how you want them.

Your own home office could dramatically affect your productivity as you would be free from workplace distractions and frustrations from long hours sitting in congestion.

Start the remodel today in North Shore

Save yourself the hassle and get the professionals from Maintain To Profit to produce the most ideal home office that suits your needs. Maintain To Profit has served the community in North Shore for many years and holds all the expertise to design and build the ultimate place of productivity.

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