Working from home

Working from home is an independent form of The New Way of Working. The biggest advantages of working from home are (1) no travel time and (2) flexibility. 20 to 30% of Dutch employees work from home sporadically. Are you also working from home? We have some tips for you.

Working from home has enjoyed a considerable increase in popularity between 2000 and 2005. Working from home is the ideal alternative to avoid traffic jams on busy days. Furthermore, you can schedule your own time and activities. In short, long live your freedom! It seems as though working from home has mainly advantages, right? Unfortunately, that is not entirely true. In the last two years, we have seen the popularity of working from home decrease, because collaboration and being together with your coworkers have proven to be important.  Remote meetings also remain difficult.

What is working from home?

Working from home is a form of The New Way of Working in which the employee works at home independently (part of the time). Increased flexibility and the reduction of travel time are seen as the greatest advantages of working from home. It is estimated that 20% to 30% of the total number of employees in the Netherlands sometimes work from home.

What are the advantages of working from home?

As mentioned before, great flexibility and reduced travel time are the main advantages of working from home. It is indeed a great benefit to be able to avoid the often hour-long traffic jams every morning. It is even better that you will not have to arrive at work frustrated by that same traffic jam, and the rude behavior of fellow commuters. An additional advantage of working from home is flexibility. Do you want to start half an hour later than usual? No problem! In addition, you do not have to take into account any dress codes or a representative working posture. In addition, you can make yourself lunch whenever you feel like it.

What are the disadvantages of working from home?

Working from home does not only have advantages. The main pitfalls of working from home are: not being aware of your working environment, undesirable background noises, and faltering (internet) connections. Are you experiencing difficulties with self-discipline or motivating yourself? Then it may be better to rent a workplace rather than work from home. Furthermore, working in the right office environment can make you extra productive. Working from home thus seems very attractive, but you have to take the right things into account to make sure that the results you achieve will not suffer.


What smart alternatives are there for working from home?

Working from a business center, multi-tenant building, or other office concept has the advantage of close contact with other companies and employees. In this way, you can easily increase your network and therefore your chances of further growth! In addition, you will have the option of renting multiple office rooms or office spaces within such a building. This is ideal for fast-growing organizations that want to expand their business in the near future!

Would you like to receive more information about working from home?

Do you still have questions about working from home? Or do you want to get more information about the advantages and disadvantages of working from home? Contact one of our real estate consultants, they are happy to help you. Send an e-mail to or call us at +31 85 888 2339.

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