The home based culture is a growing trend in the UK. The benefits of working from home are clear, and this trend is set to continue. It is easy to imagine how a home-based workplace can improve a business. But how will it change the way we work? Here are a few tips to make the transition to a work-from-home lifestyle easier. First, you must understand how a work-from-home culture works.
The first step is to understand the societal context in which home based workers operate. In the workplace, the culture affects the workplace. It may be hard to imagine how a culture that values its workers’ personal experiences would affect the company’s bottom line. But many companies are already taking steps to make this happen. In the US, for example, Tapad, a company that is largely home-based, has a new space with a separate row for employees. While open floor plans may be popular with many, there is a cultural downside to them as well.
A home-based culture is also easier to maintain. Because employees are dispersed across locations, work practices are more likely to remain consistent. For example, Skype calls can be more likely to be influenced by people who are attending Zoom yoga classes. And if employees are at home, they are more likely to take a vacation. This flexibility can help an organization’s overall culture. A home-based culture helps a business stay more aligned with its employees’ experiences outside of the office.
Home-based cultures also foster a more connected workforce. A workforce that is spread across many locations is more likely to have more flexible schedules, which makes working from home a more flexible option. But the culture itself has benefits that go beyond productivity. It may even foster a healthier and happier workplace. The workplace environment should be conducive to a healthy work-life balance. This is not the only advantage of a work-from-home culture.
IBM’s LaMoreaux describes how the work-from-home culture has made employees “more human” by allowing them to interact with people of the same cultural background. The open floor plan, though, may be controversial. Some employers, however, have a work-from-home culture. They believe it will make workers more productive and more engaged. Regardless of its pros and cons, home-based workplaces can benefit from it.
IBM’s work-from-home culture is more inclusive than most companies. The company’s CEO recently shared a video on LinkedIn of IBM’s work-from-home culture and the resulting change in the company’s environment. This change in the culture is one of the reasons that the new work-from-home policy is so popular in IBM. If you’re a worker from home, it’s important to be involved with your company’s workplace.