50+ Best Quotes On Working From Home

Working from home can be challenging and rewarding in equal measures. These perks of working at home quotes will get you excited about your work week.

Working from home is increasingly common these days. As a result of the pandemic, many companies are opting to work from home even in the long run. 

Work from home is a great way to efficiently work and balance out the daily chores of our daily routine. However, working from home presents challenges that are different to the average workplace with no team building exercises, water cooler chats and interpersonal interactions.  Below are 16 of the best quotes on working from home which captures the spirit of work from home.

“What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50%.”  –  Susan Cain
"Make sure you have a stress-free zone at work (yes, even your home office). Look for a break room. No need for a fancy setting. All you need is some soft lighting and something comfortable to sit on. Put together a nice relaxing playlist and listen to it." — Dr. Tasha Holland-Kornegay
“You have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.”  –  Arianna Huffington
"When you're at home, rig up a good video setup with nice headphones, a quality microphone, and lighting. And devote blocks of time to video calls. One of the things that emerges from the research is that switching costs are high. If you switch from a physical meeting to email to another email on a different subject to a calendar to a video meeting to another email – every time you switch modes, you waste time. Have dedicated blocks of time for virtual contact and dedicated blocks of time for face-to-face contact." – Rory Sutherland
“We like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that they have the drive and expertise to perform excellently, whether they [are] at their desk or in their kitchen. Yours truly has never worked out of an office, and never will.” — Richard Branson
"Keep a team chatroom open. There is nothing more important in a group remote project than casual communication. Not just official emails and work updates, but the ability to sit back and chat." — David Rabin
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”  –  Stephen Covey
“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”  –  Dale Carnegie
"Remote work is the future of work." — Alexis Ohanian
“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” – Ariana Huffington, Huffington Post
“When people are free to choose where in the world they want to work, they simply enjoy their day-to-day work more” – Brian De Haff
“So many people think the remote work community is made up of only spoiled, privileged millennials and Instagram influencers, and that’s not who we are. We’re people of all ages, from all countries and all socio-economic classes, and what brings us together is our shared mindset that we want to do something different and have adventures sooner, rather than later in life.” Spencer Jentzc
“Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.”  –  Sheryl Sandberg
“The old rules of what makes a great team still apply, whether you’re a remote team or not. You can’t build a culture if you don’t have trust, accountability, and mutual respect. The best way to kill a culture is to stop trusting people and stop giving people the respect and the responsibilities they most likely want in their jobs.” Tracey Halverson
“To successfully work with other people, you have to trust each other. A big part of this is trusting people to get their work done wherever they are, without supervision” – Richard Branson
"There's a great opportunity to begin to explore how we create an environment that is safe for people who want to have conversations about flexibility, who want to be flexible, vs. fighting that change." — Peter Yobo
“Most anyone can learn to be a great virtual employee. The top skills to learn are setting healthy boundaries between your work life and personal life and building relationships virtually.” – Larry English
"Remote work is this incredible invitation to really get good at building inclusive cultures where there's a wide variety of types of people, and to build a culture where everyone feels included and everyone is experiencing ongoing growth and development on a regular basis. That's the challenge, and it's not an easy one. But the business isn't easy." — Shane Metcalf
“We like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that they have the drive and expertise to perform excellently, whether they are]at their desk or in their kitchen. Yours truly has never worked out of an office, and never will.” – Richard Branson
"It's a misconception that remote workers are lazy or not as productive or don't get as much done. Trust is so important. If you have relationship mistrust and you require your team to be in front of you so you can stare over their shoulders and look at their computer screens, they're also not going to operate with a level of trust. In a remote environment, you have that trust and people are generally getting more work done. They're more productive and are able to succeed." — Greg Caplan
“One of the secret benefits of using remote workers is that the work itself becomes the yardstick to judge someone’s performance.” – Jason Fried
Remote work isn't a privilege or a special accommodation. It's a way of working, and that's a strong statement for some people. It shouldn't be a question of rewarding top performers with the ability to work remotely." — Nickie Bellington
“If working remotely is such a great idea, why isn’t everyone doing it? I think it’s because we’ve been bred on the idea that work happens from 9 to 5, in offices and cubicles. It’s no wonder that most who are employed inside that model haven’t considered other options, or resist the idea that it could be any different. But it can.” – Jason Fried
“An equally amazing observation is…that as we’ve moved to virtual work, we haven’t just coped, we’ve actually thrived. We are more focused on the things that have the greatest impact for our customers, associates and the business. We are making quicker decisions and acting. Meetings are now more inclusive of people regardless of location, level or other differences. We have great momentum and need to figure out how to carry it forward.” – Suresh Kumar
"If you're running a centralized company and then you try to attach remote work as an appendage, that usually doesn't work. But if you design a company to function under the assumption that people won't be in the same office, then remote work perfectly doable." — Gonçalo Silva
“We can get talent anywhere. There’s a lot of folks out there that do not want to move to San Francisco. They feel comfortable working in a much smaller office or just home.” – Jack Dorsey
"Many companies hiring for remote positions prefer candidates with previous remote work experience, but that shrinks the talent pool and eliminates people who have previously been excluded by the digital economy (e.g., people returning to the workforce.)" — Tammy Bjelland
“World-class people will move to smaller cities. These regions must innovate quickly to attract that wealth. Better schools, faster internet connections are a must.” Chris Herd
“The future we envision for work allows for infinite virtual workspaces that will unlock social and economic opportunities for people regardless of barriers like physical location. It will take time to get there, and we continue to build toward this” – Andrew Bosworth
"So many people think the remote work community is made up of only spoiled, privileged millennials and Instagram influencers, and that's not who we are. We're people of all ages, from all countries and all socio-economic classes, and what brings us together is our shared mindset that we want to do something different and have adventures sooner, rather than later in life." — Spencer Jentzsch
“I can’t tell you the number of CEOs I talked to who are thinking, I have to solve the diversity challenge in my business, and remote work is one of the key tools…we have to let go of this very office-centric culture and incorporate people who are in a lot of geographies.” – Hayden Brown
"Remote managers need to consider things like imposter syndrome, communicating intentionally with their remote teams, finding ways to talk about productivity, and communicating in writing rather than face-to-face chats." — Becca Van Nederynen
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” - Andrew Carnegie 
“The thing that’s been positively surprising to people is that people are more productive working at home than people would have expected. Some people thought that everything was just going to fall apart, and it hasn’t. And a lot of people are actually saying that they’re more productive now” – Mark Zuckerberg
“Suddenly my location was completely irrelevant to my ability to make a living.” Bernard Vukas
“It is amazing to see how well the work from home (WFH) culture has worked and I hope will continue even after the pandemic is over. But once this pandemic ends, we will rethink what percentage of time we spend in offices… 20, 30, 50 percent. Lots of companies will expect their employees to spend well below 50 percent of their time in offices and maybe the rest of the companies will go the normal way.” – Bill Gates
“Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people work, facilitating 24/7 collaboration with colleagues who are dispersed across time zones, countries, and continents.” – Michael Dell
“To start building your remote culture, establish and share some basic rules. The first and most important rule is mutual trust between the company and its workers. The rules after that? As few as possible. Tell your employees they will be treated like adults with the flexibility to get the job done however is best for them”- Larry English
“When you can’t see someone all day long, the only thing you have to evaluate is the work. A lot of the petty evaluation stats just melt away. Criteria like “Was she here at 9?” or “Did she take too many breaks today?” or “Man, every time I walk by his desk he’s got Facebook up” aren’t even possible to tally. Talk about a blessing in disguise. What you’re left with is “what did this person actually do today? – Jason Fried
“Some of the greatest minds in human history produced monumental breakthroughs while working at home – in some cases, voluntarily, and in others, being forced to work from home during times of widespread, communicable diseases.” - Robert I. Webbe
“People today really value workplace flexibility and remote work because it allows them to focus their energies on work and life as opposed to commuting”  –  Ken Matos
“Distractions lurk everywhere. It's easy to get lured into social media chats, get carried away by research, or clean the bathroom instead of working. It helps to mentally hire' yourself for specific work hours, and stick to it”- Rayne Hall
“People all around the world have entered the work from home phenomenon. Its freedom and flexibility are a beautiful thing.” - Jack Wilson
“Colonel Sanders was 40 before he started cooking his famous chicken - out of his dining room!” - Shaa Wasmund
“Working from a home office can be the best thing that ever happened to your career and productivity.”- Matthew Aaron
“Working from home is everyone’s dream, right? Having your morning coffee in your PJs while you check your email and sales stats is the best job ever. But this ideal world will not be all that it is cracked up to be if you lack the discipline to stay focused.” - John Duffee
“Do you want to access talent everywhere, or just in specific markets? If the answer is everywhere, you need to be at least open to the possibility of remote work.” – Katie Burke
“Many people work from home these days and if you can set boundaries so that you have a workspace that is respected, this helps you to be able to live in harmony and still manage to make your living without the added stress of noise.”- Jeffrey Dawson
“Only with the priorities will you be able to make the most of your time. But what is the best way to tackle priorities, especially when working through so many distractions?” - Caroline Blackwell
“One of the biggest concerns when you work from home is not to fall into the trap of using excuses not to work.”- Byron Pulsifer
“The ability to be alone with your thoughts is, in fact, one of the key advantages of working remotely.”- Jason Fried
“Creativity isn’t just reserved for artists or culinary geniuses, it can and should be used by management and leadership teams to help strengthen culture, develop new campaigns, or help communities in need… Once our team settled into the new norm of weekly Zoom calls, social-distanced meetings, and bouncing marketing ideas off of our families and neighbors, productivity and creative levels shot through the roof.” – Scott Taylor
“Success in a hybrid work environment requires employers to move beyond viewing remote or hybrid environments as a temporary or short-term strategy and to treat it as an opportunity.” George Penn
 “It is about workplace flexibility. It’s about giving our associates the opportunity to be who they are as an individual, whether that is a community member, a spouse or parent, or anything in between.”  –  Amy Freshman

“Now that companies have built the framework – and experienced the cost and time savings associated with it – there’s no real reason to turn back.” – Mark Lobosco
"Personal accountability requires mindfulness, acceptance, honesty, and courage." -Unknown
"Big dreams happen in small places." -Unknown
"I love working from home! I get along with everyone in the office, I can show up in my pajamas, and I'm always employee of the month!" -Unknown
“But even companies, big or small, realize that providing flexible workplace options can be beneficial in more ways than one. Workers who work remotely are found to be more productive, and that in addition to saving on traveling reimbursement, companies have shown to collectively save up to $44 billion in just the year 2015.” – State of Telecommuting whitepaper
“Remote workers are happiest when they spend more than 76% of their time working remotely” – State of Remote Working paper
"Establish a pre-work routine and an after-work routine. Working in the same place where you wake up, eat, and sleep can make anyone go crazy without proper boundaries in place."- Marissa Owens
"Keep a team chatroom open. There is nothing more important in a group remote project than casual communication. Not just official emails and work updates, but the ability to sit back and chat." - David Rabin
"Not everyone has an office, so it's all right [to work at] your dining room table or couch. My advice is to ... try and create some space between the places you are working and the places you are relaxing, even if it feels a little silly to be on two different sides of the couch."- Hailley Griffis
“People are more productive working at home than people would have expected. Some people thought that everything was just going to fall apart, and it hasn’t.”  –  Mark Zuckerberg
“Trust in your employees is essential for remote work success. It also forms the underlying foundation of a great virtual culture.” – Larry English

Conclusion

Working from home can bring about a variety of challenges, but if you are able to get past those challenges and stay on top of your work and responsibilities, it can certainly be enriching. One very common trend when it comes to working from home is that one ends up wearing multiple hats. In general, you’re going to be doing a lot more than the work you do in an office setting. Being prepared for that and treating each new day with a certain level of professionalism is important.

FAQs

What are some good work from home status quotes?

Below you will find a couple of apt quotes about working from home. As always, we aim to share interesting and inspirational quotes from the many talented minds. Do you have an inspiring quote about working at home? Share it with us via mail!

"The best time to start doing something is now." Benjamin Franklin

“Work-life balance is not just a buzzy, self-help term that real business people laugh at. You need it.”

“Successfully working from home is a skill, just like programming, designing or writing. It takes time and commitment to develop that skill.”

What are some funny quotes about working from home?

Work at home is basically synonymous with “work in your pajamas”. The following quotes will make you chuckle:

“I like to wrap myself in a blanket when I work from home. You could say I now work undercover.”

“Home is where the Wi-Fi connects automatically.”

“Getting dressed for work is so stressful. Should I put on yoga pants or sweatpants?”

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