Working from Home, and its Benefits
With the current state of society because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19), an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was imposed, and was initially put in effect for only thirty days. However, because of the surge of positive cases across the nation, the government has provided extensions to the quarantine period. With the ECQ in effect, businesses and institutions are forced to close temporarily, and has left countless Filipino employees without proper compensation.
This trying time not only calls for the resiliency of and strength of Filipinos, but also for newer, more adaptable working opportunities for the masses. Because of the fact that the COVID-19 can easily be transmitted from one person to another, it highly advisable to stay indoors and practice social distancing as much as possible. Therefore, seeking jobs that provide you the option of working from home might be the way to go.
Working from home can be quite a challenge, especially if you are used to, and thrive on working in an office environment. But as previously mentioned, current societal conditions limit our choices and opportunities.
Even with the little change in your work environment, working from home can provide you with a handful of benefits. Here are some of it.
One of the most obvious, and most important benefit of working from home is the chance to save more money. You can cut your transportation, meal allowance, and other unnecessary costs. The money you can save from all these expenses can be used for more important things such as food, housing, or healthcare. You also have the choice to save it for emergencies or for leisure activities.
Less Stress and Distraction
Comfort can greatly help in the productivity of a person. Unusual surroundings can often cause unease to some people, which can lead to stress and inefficiency at work. Familiar settings such as a person’s home can help provide comfort, and can help a person focus on the tasks and responsibilities at hand. Also, working on a soft, cozy bed can really relax your mind. (If you are looking for ways to increase productivity, we do not recommend working from your bed at all – especially if you tire easily. But trust us, sitting on your bed with pillows surrounding you is far more relaxing than sitting on your office chair.)
Productivity doesn’t come to people on a schedule. Some people work well during the morning, while some are more productive in the afternoon, or in the evening. Being at the office on your regular schedule means having to work as well as you can in the few hours given to you. Working at home provides a chance to finish your tasks when you are at your best mindset, and in turn, helps you give your best at every task every time.
It is no secret that too much time in the office can put a damper on your relationship to your family. Spending long hours stuck at work leaves you little to not time to interact and be present to the important events of your loved ones. By working at home, you can be around them as much as possible. You can also attend to your personal needs more freely. You can focus on other aspects of your life, because as you know, your life shouldn’t just revolve around your work.
Choosing to work from home is an easy way to be productive while earning for the needs of your family. It can be more enjoyable, and less stressful once you try it. But even though this type of work provides many benefits, it still needs the same amount of hard work, discipline, and efficiency. But once you master it, there’s no reason why success can’t be achieved even when you are in the comfort of your own home.
If you are looking for ways to be more productive during this ECQ, BD BPO Solutions, Inc. is leading an initiative that not only enables the working Filipino to earn a living for his/her family, but also ensures the health and safety of each and every individual.
The BD BPO Work From Home Program (WFHP) gives its members the chance to provide quality customer service and support, and enhance customer relationships, all in the comfort of their homes. This program is open for all, and is now open for applications. Interested applicants can register here today.