Wake up. You take that seemingly long awaited yawn and feel your whole face expand. Tiredly reaching out for your door handle, you manage to open it. You start brewing a replenishing cup of coffee. Still with your eyes half closed, you sluggishly manage to drag your feet about 6-more-feet and eventually sit on your chair. You reach for the power button and… you’re at work.
This is my Utopia. I have always wanted to work from home, since childhood. I could imagine the pleasures of walking around half naked while attending to a business call; or reading up an “important”office document while taking a dump…
These were the thoughts of my curious and insanely ambitious teenage-self. In 2012, I managed to get a job (part-time) as a project manager for a property company wishing to expand- digitally. The projects were not very difficult, this allowed me to work from home; live my dream- it was amazing. That experience became part of the reason why we plan to run ZooLoo Concepts from home like we always have… except this time we plan to make it more official. Yep, soon we’ll be calling on to Bob the Builder for some advice on… hammering nails?
A survey summarized in the Microsoft whitepaper, Work without Walls, puts to light the advantages of working from home from the employee point of view:
10) Environmentally friendly (23%)
9) More time with family (29%)
8) Less stressful environment (38%)
7) Quieter atmosphere (43%)
6) Eliminate long commute (44%)
5) Less distractions (44%)
4) More productive (45%)
3) Avoid traffic (47%)
2) Save gas (55%)
1) Work/home balance (60%)
List adopted from Forbes
The above benefits can also apply to you, as an entrepreneur. The parental factor of improvement in the above list seems to be costs. People would be spending less on time, gas and stress and spend more on family, productivity and feeling good.
Could explain how the late Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were so productive…