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Work from Home or in an Office, Which would you prefer? #OfficeJoys

2 August 2017 No Comment

It might just be a case of ‘the grass is greener on the other side’, but according to a new survey from furniture@work,  66% of people surveyed would prefer to work from home. I’ve worked mainly from home for the last fifteen years, and it’s not all roses, but I can empathise with some of the issues that the survey found. 38% of those surveyed said the most annoying thing about working in an office is “too many distractions”, 17% specified their colleagues, 14% the workload  and 14%  the temperature! It sounds like some people have an idealised picture of working from home: my home is rife with distractions from parcel deliveries to the bleeping washing machine! And that’s before I consider the siren call of the sofa and a cuppa.

While 28% said “chatter” was the biggest distraction working in an office, I’m sure an equal number of home workers would value a little less solitude. And those working with kids in the house might find a different sort of chatter eqaully distracting. Who did what with who on Love Island last night might  make a pleasant change to, “Mum can I have a …”. And while 25% said people on the telephone were a distraction in the office, I know those who work from home get plenty of calls, sometimes from people who don’t seem to recognise that they are trying to work too!

If you need a little distraction, whether you’re working at home or in an office, have a look at this video. I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the daily happenings and challenges of each workplace!

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