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Home office: Satisfaction is high

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Can you remember that when you had given water to your home garden? I feel that you can’t remember! A report has been made by the health insurance company, which contains a survey of employees with a home office. The main aim is to find their satisfaction level and for health impact. shows that working in their own home not only has positive sides but also harassing various mental burdens more than clerical workers.

Mental stress is high

As working place is home, there is the influence of work-related tension. Three-quarters of the surveyed homeworkers felt exhausted in the past twelve months. This is a report of office workers, only 66 percent complained about this phenomenon. Anger and annoyance also occur with about 70 percent among homeworkers, compared to about 59 percent among office workers, much more common. Similarly, employees in the home office often complain about listlessness, concentration problems or sleep disorders. Nearly 20 percent of home-based workers even consider working from home as a burden that makes the compatibility of work and family difficult. According to findings, homeworkers also have difficulties in the evening to switch off at the weekend or even on vacation. The German Institute for Economic Research found that homeworkers are generally happier than other workers. Because they don’t go to office and do not have a mental barrier. They are free from a telephone call and disturbance of colleague. They feel happy with work. They can go around and can do shopping as per their desire. Some of them made good food, enjoy TV and music.

To deny so completely, the higher satisfaction, despite the current findings is not. After all, three- of all homeworkers claim to work more concentrated at home. Two-thirds are still convinced that they work more in the home office than in the company. In addition, almost every second home-office describes his workload outside the company as just right.

Nevertheless, the constant presence of one’s own work in the immediate living environment means that homeworkers work more overtime than in the workplace and do not make a strict separation of work and leisure. In most cases, professional e-mails are received on the privately used smartphone, so that the work is basically around the clock present.

The number of homeworkers is rising each year. But low in EU in comparison to other countries.

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