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Global Work From Home Day

Need a reason to stay in your pajamas all day? It's Global Work From Home Day! Take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy the comforts of home while being productive.
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Introduction

On April 10, we celebrate Global Work From Home Day – a day to recognize and embrace the growing trend of working remotely. This movement started in the early 2000s as technology made it easier for people to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Nowadays, more and more companies are adopting remote work policies, allowing employees to have a better work-life balance and save time on commuting. So, let's take a moment to appreciate the freedom and flexibility that comes with working from home and make this day extra productive (and comfortable) in our PJs!

History of Global Work From Home Day

Global Work From Home Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Telecommuting</div><div class='timeline-text'>Telecommuting or remote work was first proposed by Jack Nilles during the 1960s, in response to traffic congestion and lack of real estate for office buildings.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Work from Home Goes Mainstream</div><div class='timeline-text'>As technology made it easier to work remotely, more companies began adopting work from home policies, opening doors for better work-life balance and more flexible schedules.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Yahoo Controversy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparked controversy by banning employees from working remotely, a move that drew sharp contrast amidst the trending work from home culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Remote Work Adoption Increases</div><div class='timeline-text'>A study by Gallup reports that 37% of U.S. workers had telecommuted, up from 9% in 1995, indicating a significant shift towards remote work.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Global Work From Home Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Global Work From Home Day is officially launched on April 10, which recognizes and celebrates the growing trend of remote work.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Work From Home Expands Due to Covid-19</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Covid-19 pandemic forced many companies globally to adopt remote work, thus accelerating the shift towards a more flexible work environment.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Global Work From Home Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a virtual work from home party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your coworkers for a virtual celebration on Global Work From Home Day! Use video conferencing tools to connect and have some fun activities planned, such as virtual games or a remote happy hour.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a work from home field trip</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Instead of working from your usual spot, why not take your laptop to a new location for the day? This could be your backyard, a nearby park, or even a local coffee shop. Enjoy the change of scenery while still being productive.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out a new work from home routine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use this day as an opportunity to experiment with different ways of working from home. Maybe you've always wanted to try working in blocks of time or taking more breaks throughout the day. See what works best for you and your productivity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support a small business from home</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your support for small businesses by ordering lunch or snacks from a local restaurant, bakery, or coffee shop. Not only will you be supporting your community, but you'll also get a delicious meal to enjoy while you work.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take breaks to stretch and move</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sitting at a desk all day can be tough on the body, so make sure to take breaks throughout the day to stretch and move around. This will help keep your mind and body energized and focused.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Global Work From Home Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Flexibility and convenience </h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Working from home allows for a more flexible schedule and eliminates the need for commuting to an office. This can save time, money and stress, making it a desirable option for many employees.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Increased productivity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For some individuals, working from home can lead to increased productivity and focus without distractions from coworkers or a noisy office environment. This can result in getting more work done in less time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Better work-life balance</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Having the ability to work from home can provide a better work-life balance by allowing individuals to spend more time with family and pursue personal interests outside of work hours. It also eliminates the stress and exhaustion that can come with commuting long distances every day.</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts for Global WFH Day

Global Work From Home Day FAQs

When is Global Work From Home Day?

Global Work From Home Day is celebrated on April 10 every year. In 2024, Global Work From Home Day falls on a Wednesday.

Global Work From Home Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Apr 10

Monday

2024

Apr 10

Wednesday

2025

Apr 10

Thursday

2026

Apr 10

Friday

2027

Apr 10

Saturday

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