22 Aug Work from Home for a Better Work-Life Balance
Imagine not having to struggle your way through the rush of daily commuters hurrying to get to work every morning. Imagine being able to plan your work schedule to suit your other commitments. Best of all – imagine being your own boss – having to be answerable only to yourself. This certainly is no pipe-dream that provides a temporary escape from the breakneck pace at which we live our lives today. Home based businesses are a reality in the UK as 2.5 million people work from home and successfully manage their independent business, leading life on their own terms.
Of all the small business owners, 52% work from home and according to a study by Direct Line for Business there are surprisingly almost twice as many men who run home businesses in the UK than women. This statistics seems to be a little known fact as the homeworking concept is still largely perceived to be the domain of women – new mothers and stay at home mums looking to explore new avenues to augment the family finances.
But if we, as a society are to achieve work place equality in the true sense of the word, it is about time that we discarded redundant attitudes that encourage gender stereotyping. It’s surely not only the women who need more flexible work schedules in today’s day and age when no one is immune to the tensions and pressures of modern fast paced life. Everyone is saddled with responsibilities and personal commitments and a more flexible system of work would definitely allow people to better organise their time, ease a significant amount of stress and go a long way in improving the quality of life. The natural outcome of this would be higher motivation levels, a more enthusiastic and positive approach towards work and therefore enhanced productivity.
Home based businesses are the perfect solution for all those men and women who not only seek a better work-life balance but who want to work in an environment that brings out the best in them – a place where they don’t feel bogged down by office politics and bound by rigid hierarchy. It’s a welcome step forward that boasts of an evolved method of working – a far cry from being restricted to narrow cubicles and stifling routines that only curb creativity.
Anyone can be a homeworker. Although popular culture has always projected women to be the ideal candidates for homeworking, it is indeed unfair that this progressive concept remains the privilege of only the fairer sex. It’s time men too explored new avenues to broaden their horizons and got an opportunity to change their lives for the better.
If the work from home concept appeals to you and you would love to be the proud owner of an independent business, why not be a part of the Arise homeworking model that helps you to set up your home business and lets you service for some of the most reputed clients from the industry of your choice? To find out more about becoming an IBO, please contact the Arise Admissions Team on 0131 200 2100 or email them at [email protected]