"No home office is not a solution either"

At XOROS Home, we are strong advocates of hybrid working models and experience the many benefits of working from different locations ourselves week after week. A healthy mix of being in the office and working from other locations has proven to be very efficient and satisfying in our own working day.

That's why we are always delighted when the media's well-trodden black and white between "back to office" or "home office forever" is enriched with a differentiated view. We highly recommend reading the following publication:

"No home office is not a solution either"

by Jean-Victor Alipour, ifo Institute, Munich, 2023

To the article (Website ifo Institute)

Some key messages:

  • Jobs with the option of working from home are in demand - the home office option is comparable to an 8% salary increase. Or to put it another way: Not offering a home office must be paid 8% more salary by employers.
  • There is a selection effect that can be observed in studies when introducing a (voluntary) home office option: According to this, employees tend to choose the place of work where they also work most efficiently (depending on type and circumstances). This has been largely ignored in the public debate to date, but can lead to increased efficiency within the company - both overall and at both work locations individually.
  • In field experiments that aim to analyse the differences in efficiency between working from home and the office, both groups are usually given the same equipment in order to isolate the home office effect.


Especially when it comes to the last point - the topic of "equivalent equipment in the home office" - we are of course happy to help with our self-service platform for ergonomic home office equipment. Get free, no-obligation advice and book a live demo with one of our experts:

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At XOROS Home, we offer smart solutions for healthy and productive working from anywhere. The core of our solution is a rental platform for ergonomic office and home office equipment. The entire process is fully integrated and digitalised via a self-service platform with a large number of different products for working in the office or at home.

This platform really comes into its own when working from home, simplifying administrative, organisational and overhead processes without restricting employees in their individual choice of furniture. A smart employee benefit for all those who work (partially or fully) remotely. Interesting for all companies that offer mobile working or hybrid work and want to support their employees in the home office in an uncomplicated way.



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