New global trend report reveals 82% of South Africans believe working from home would improve their productivity. When it comes to the working environment, people in South Africa value home comforts over having someone to talk to. Over a third wish they could work from home five days a week. This desire follows an emerging Western trend of embracing your home as the perfect working environment, with global research revealing the widespread emotional and financial benefits of doing so.
Revealed as part of a global trend report by leading paint brand, Dulux, the findings also highlight that workers could save themselves an estimated R123 282.73 a year if they traded in their office and worked from home, allowing them to avoid the expenses of their daily commute and office-appropriate attire. Interestingly, more than half of the population produces their most impressive written work from their at-home study, further highlighting the benefits of adopting a ‘work from home’ lifestyle. The same is true when it comes to communicating effectively and having a productive conversation.