Like millions of other people, have you been working at home since this pandemic began? Some recent studies have shown that productivity has increased by a measurable percentage due to the time savings that come from not having to commute to a physical office. In some cases, employees have found that working from home also saves them money.
However, most people have also noticed that some unexpected costs have come from working from home. These costs can be financial, or they can be related to time or physical well-being. For example, more time working at home means greater use of utilities, wear and tear on finishes, and increased use of personal appliances. Time saved commuting may be lost in distractions by family members. A less ergonomic workstation may cause significant health problems. In all of these examples, an employee may be caught unawares by the hidden costs of working from home.