Working from the Office – the New Working from Home

Anthony Haynes writes: Continuing our series of posts to mark Working from Home Week, we’re pleased to reblog this post from the Macs Women Online blog. It offers an original (and nicely illustrated) take on the theme, showing ways in which employers can make the option of not working from home more attractive.

Macs Women Online

One perk companies of any size can offer their employees is flexibility around working from home or flexible work schedules. While there can be disadvantages of offering flexible work schedules, almost everyone agrees the pros outweigh the cons.

But why not also invest in your office environment as an employee benefit? While it can be dreamy to sit in your PJs and have your cat in your lap (or on your laptop) all afternoon, working from home is often as distracting as it is convenient. If your employees feel more productive and inspired in your office environment, you’ll get more face time with your team, even if they have the option to work from home.

Here are four Distilled office tips to incentivize your employees to brave the commute into the office (and forego the oh-so-tempting desire to stay in PJs all day).

Intentional, intelligent office design

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