The National Work from Home Day highlighted a desire for flexible working and Horto is proud to have participated.
With the UK population estimated to increase by an additional 10 million by 2025 and the number of cars on the road to increase by a further 4 million, the morning rush hour will become even more stressful. Car drivers will have to fight it out with parents on the school run; lorry and van drivers will further exacerbate the traffic jams trying to deliver more staggering numbers of products to the shops.
However, advances in technology is resulting in many more people considering a perfectly sensible solution by completing their work from home, making it therefore unnecessary to travel to their place of work on a daily basis.
Work Wise UK, a leading campaign and development organisation that champions smarter working practices, promoted a ‘National Work from Home Day’ on the 18 May, 2018.
Ellen Robinson from the Knaresborough based company Horto, who specialise in home installed garden rooms and offices, agrees that work practices must drastically change if the country is not going to grind to a halt through traffic congestion. “Companies need to be more flexible and agile about many aspects of the way their employees work, for example promoting home working strategies. This is not only cost effective for all parties, but I believe will increase employee motivation and productivity. Therefore Horto supported and welcomed the National Work from Home Day”