Statistics show that the average commute time for a UK worker is 1 hour and 38 minutes and the average cost per month is £160. With the average mortgage reported at £772 per month, this means the average worker in the UK is paying the equivalent of 21 percent of their mortgage to commute to work. This is also a major driving force in people wanting to work from home for at least some of the time giving them a better work life balance.
Industry leaders are realising now that longer commutes which lead to less family time can increase resentment of the worker’s lot and as the ability for people to work from home improves with better communication and online meeting apps so is their productivity. We’ll never be able to replace the social chat by the water fountain or the shared lunch time but neither can you replace missed hours with growing children. The balancing act between employer, employee and productivity is one that the working community will manage over coming years and instrumental to that is the place where that person can work from.
Without a doubt a comfortable working environment is critical to the success of being able to manage your workload and if not possible to convert a room in the main house then a Malbern Garden Room Office could be the ideal solution.
Contact us today to discuss your needs and let’s see how we can help you achieve that work life balance.