Work from home

This should become the norm now for those that can, it clears roads, reduces the carbon footprint and lessens cars off the road which means it’s safer to walk and cycle.

Why the contribution is important

Carbon footprint, pedestrian safety, cyclist safety

by Snpdee on May 08, 2020 at 04:34AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 5.0
Based on: 14 votes


  • Posted by Heather85 May 08, 2020 at 08:47

    I think certainly if people are able to and willing then this would make sense, freeing up space on the roads etc for people who have to physically go in to work. I feel like there might need to be a lot of support given to businesses and individuals to implement this, which could be very beneficial in the long term.
  • Posted by Shunty May 08, 2020 at 09:07

    During the lock down, many people have been able to effectively work from home, for some of or all of their time. Why should this not be encouraged anyway to promote a greener economy ?
  • Posted by Mattwest May 08, 2020 at 10:24

    Wish I could work from home, but I work as a carer full time. Although, the people working at home would be be better for everyone.
  • Posted by Dwilliams21 May 08, 2020 at 10:50

    Surely this is a no-brainer as we ease other restrictions first.
  • Posted by Scot47l May 11, 2020 at 19:18

    I agree businesses should be encouraged to. I have been working at home for the first time ever and have enjoyed it, more productive as less distractions and think it has worked well with everyone, no office politics! But my boss is already pushing for me to return and I do not understand the rush. I think they feel less control but it's something business should look at more
  • Posted by NCS74 May 11, 2020 at 19:41

    I have worked from home throughout the lockdown. I have not used any petrol at all in this time. This must be good for the environment? Could we encourage businesses to offer working from home as an option where possible? We could come through covid-19 with a recognition that the planet can benefit from what we have experienced.
  • Posted by KatDaly May 11, 2020 at 19:51

    If businesses have the infrastructure in place or can build it relatively quickly surely this is the best option to reduce the risk to increased infection levels by suppressing unnecessary movement; lessen pressure on employers to provide social distancing measures, and help to tackle our environmental concerns.
  • Posted by WEB May 11, 2020 at 20:10

    Yes definitely, this is the new norm
  • Posted by AlbertRoad81 May 11, 2020 at 21:43

    If employees can do all of their job just as well from home then long term home working has many benefits. However, many employees with office based jobs cannot do all of their job as efficiently from home, and employers cannot bear the burden of reduced efficiency indefinitely. Over time reduced salaries would need to be the result, unless costs can be passed on.
  • Posted by Dellahay May 11, 2020 at 22:00

    For those that can and want to work from home, I think it is a good idea. It does depend on the type of work though and for some people it is not good for their mental health. If it is an option then there should be no pressure for the person to do it from home.
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