Flexible working is the job perk that as a UK workforce, we desire the most. And although it’s not yet the norm around UK offices, for the few that are fortunate enough to be granted flexible working opportunities, there are some funny home habits we use to take full advantage of the situation!
Working From Home Habits
The first thing we noticed about these were that they were pretty much all sleep or bed related! The survey was of 1,000 adults and featured in RecruitmentBuzz. See for yourself the top five things we get up to when working from home:
- Working in lounge wear or pyjamas – 49%
- Having a lie in – 40%
- Having a nap during the day – 35%
- Watching daytime television – 32%
- Working from bed – 32%
Being Effective at Work
So is it ok for HR managers to ask employees to come in earlier so they are working and productive by clocking in time and not merely present in the office? The answer is no! Staff should be paid for the duration they are at work.
The article goes on to discuss that instead, taking measures with the aim of making employees excited to come into work is preferable so they choose to be productive at clocking in time, rather than being forced to.
Personally we think it can aid productivity to settle yourself into the work day and take those 15 minutes or so to yourself to do so. The social aspect of work is a valuable one, no one wants a colleague who comes into work and ignores them, instead making a beeline straight for their computer!
So stick on the kettle, have a natter and enjoy your working day!