|IN BED, IN THE KITCHEN, IN THE BATHROOM (BUT NOT FOR SHOWERING): EXACTLY WHERE PEOPLE WORK FROM HOME|
Aruba, October 26, 2012 - When working from home, UK workers often choose to work in the garden (14%), in bed (13%), while cooking (7%) or in the bathroom (5%), according to a survey by online and remote meetings software company, TeamViewer.
But despite working from strange places, routines remain important to home workers, with 36% taking tea breaks at the same time and 35% starting work at the same time each day. However, only one-third of respondents say they always shower before starting work.
“The findings show that flexible working policies can satisfy employees seeking a work-life balance,” said Holger Felgner, general manager at TeamViewer. However, there is a big disconnect between what office workers would like and what they are getting. According to the results, 43% of respondents either never or rarely work from home.