As of recently, working from home has become a lot more common. According to studies done, during the COVID-19 pandemic that started in 2020, around 70% of full-time workers are working from home. In addition, performance from remote workers has increased by 22% when they worked from home. Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) offers programs that can be completed 100% online, with professions that may be able to be done completely remote, as well.
So, what are the real benefits of working from home?
More Flexible Schedule
When you work from home, for the most part, you're able to have a more flexible schedule. You may be able to have a more convenient doctor's appointment, pick your kids up from school on time, stress less about having dinner done at a certain time, etc.
Working remotely cuts down on gas, as well as traffic, the possibility of accidents, and more. When working from home, a commute is taken away and, most likely, the amount of money spent on gas may decrease or go away completely.
If you work from home, you're able to keep on top of keeping your workspace clean, limit interaction with others, and stay safe from a sickness that may be brought into your old office's workspace. This may include COVID-19, the common cold, the flu, or other sicknesses that are easily spread between people.
More Time with Family
If you live with family, working from home may increase the amount of time that you're able to spend with them. This could include cooking a meal together, spending time together on lunch breaks, and more.
When you work in an office, it can be easy to get sidetracked or distracted by your surroundings. Working from home has the opportunity to limit or even eliminate those distractions.
At PCI, there are options for individuals who are looking for training in a career that might promote the remote-working route. To learn more about the programs that are offered, check out the program list. If you're ready to apply, visit the online application portal to get started.