Millions of new Wofomers exploded onto the scene in 2020. Many are reluctant Wofomers, hoping to escape work-from-home confinement as soon as possible. Are you a Wofomer too?
What’s this word Wofomer all about anyway?
Work from Home = Wofome.
A Wofomer is a work-from-home-er. Someone that works from home occasionally, frequently or all the time.
“Aha!” I hear you say…
Similarly, this type of worker is sometimes called a Remote Worker, a Homeworker, a Teleworker and so on. We explore these descriptions in detail in a separate post – located here.
Our key mission
At wofome.com, our mission is three-fold:
- To give you insights into the practice of working from home, including insights from other Wofomers and leading voices who are involved in the work-from-home segment.
- Provide you with tips, tricks and ideas for your own work-from-home practice – to make it better.
- Offer you a platform to voice and share your own insights and opinions about working from home.
In due time, based on interest and demand, we will include work-from-home products and services in the future.
Some work-from-home statistics
International Labour Organisation – With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, large portions of the world’s workforce shifted to homeworking, joining hundreds of millions of other workers who had already been working from home for decades… when the 2020 home-based worker numbers are finally tallied, it is expected that they will far surpass the 2019 figures. Reference: Working from home: From invisibility to decent work. Visit this online item here.
Global Workplace Analytics – Regular work-at-home has grown 173% since 2005, 11% faster than the rest of the workforce… Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021. Reference: Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics. Visit this online item here.
ABC News – Since the COVID-19 shutdowns, almost half of the Australian working population has spent time working from home… most Australian workers now want to work at home two weekdays out of every five. Reference: ABC News: Bension Siebert, Posted Tuesday 18 August 2020. Visit this online item here.
The Wall Street Journal – The number of Americans working solely from home has at least doubled, and possibly tripled, since before the pandemic. Reference: The Wall Street Journal | Christopher Mims, July 25, 2020. Visit this online item here.
There are many reports like this on the web. There’s no doubt, working from home, turbocharged by COVID-19, is on the rise. The big unknown is how many Wofomers like working from home, and how many will want to continue working from home, once the pandemic has eased. wofome will explore these questions in future posts. It’s an evolving situation.
Our current categories
These are the current work-from-home categories that we are covering. Check them out here. Can you suggest any others?
A walkthrough Toolkit to get you started
Our Toolkit walks you through our main categories to help you build out an improved work from home experience.
Check out our Toolkit here.
Are you a Wofomer?
If you work from home, are you ok being called a Wofomer? If not, let us know. We do not want to assume anything.
Wofomers have the following thoughts and desires:
- A desire to see what other Wofomers are experiencing and thinking.
- A wish to be part of a community of other Wofomers.
- An interest in learning about better ways to work from home.
- Keeping up to date with worldwide work-from-home trends, and how those might impact or benefit them.
- An opportunity to use wofome as a channel to voice an opinion, be it positive or negative. All opinions are important. Yours too.
Above all, we welcome your participation. We aim to make wofome a great place for your questions and thoughts about working from home.
The wofome team
This post is our welcome post to wofome.com