History of Work From Home Day
Taking your work home with you is something that’s been going on as long as there have been people engaged in any form of trade or commerce.
We’ve always heard tales of the boss who comes home and spends time pouring over the books or takes their work on vacation with them, or who expects their employees to do the same.
The introduction of the internet has done nothing to slow these events from happening, but they have started making them more common and less ‘extra time spent working’ and more ‘getting to avoid your commute’.
There’s a lot of great opportunities for employee and employer alike in having Work From Home Days, including flexibility for employees who have loved ones they care for who fall sick, have appointments in the middle of the day, or who have reasons of their own for needing a day away from the office without costing themselves a day’s wages.
Work From Home Day’s can be given as a reward for great performance, as an alternative to a sick day, or just as part of standard practice if the employee’s job doesn’t require them to be in the office all the time.