Why Companies Need to Let Their Employees Work From Home

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Why Companies Need to Let Their Employees Work From HomeIts high time companies chuck the disciplined culture and align themselves with what their employees want if they want more productivity. A recent survey on workplace flexibility by Randstad, a HR services provider, says substantial number of employees today, especially those above 45 years of age, are interested in working from home.
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Other interesting findings from this survey based on around 7,500 employees from India:

- Both men and women prefer to work from home - 53 per cent of the respondents from India said they prefer telecommuting, while 47 per cent prefer to work from the office every day.

- Most are happy with their current work schedule - 58 per cent of the respondents said they are happy with their current work schedule as opposed to 36 per cent who said they would like to work more at a higher pay.

- Men work more than women - 46 per cent of men work more than 45 hours every week, whereas 32 per cent of women do so. On an average, women work 35 hours and men 39 hours a week.

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- Fixed working hours - 50 per cent of the respondents prefer a standard hours work a week while 37 per cent wanted variable working hours every work day.

- More money, better motivation - Prospect of higher income is the primary motivational factor that drives Indian employees to work harder, followed by promotion and personal development.

- Men vs women: Women are motivated to work more for promotions while men seek to increase their influence at work.