Nowadays, many of us have the option to do remote work – whether that's in the form of unlimited freedom to work from anywhere or simply the option to stay home on Fridays. And while some of us choose to work from coffee shops, I'm sure a great many more can agree that sometimes it straight-up just feels better working from the comfort of our homes.
But working from home can turn unproductive if we can't settle down in a place that will actually fuel our work energy. Thankfully, a recently published infographic takes a look at the essentials of what you can do to create the right kind of office space at home that can help you maximize your productivity.
By the fall of last year, 6.1 million people in the United States were engaged in remote work. And if recent history is to follow, then those numbers should be expected to rise increasingly in the next few years. From 2005 to 2012, telecommuting in the U.S. increased by about 79 percent. Not at all surprising when framed within the greater context of the top perks/benefits that employees want from their employers (flex work and the option for remote works ranks above everything else).
Nowadays, top tech companies like Amazon and Apple offer their employees the option to work remotely (as well as many others that operate mostly or solely using remote teams). Great, especially considering the many benefits associated with remote work, from its environmental impact to an overall increase in productivity. I mean…there's even a benefit to one's sex life.