Nearly half of Australians are now doing some work from home, and the latest evidence is that ‘WFH’ is here to stay.
NAB information technology manager Simon Kooloos is one of those benefiting from the shift.
Living near the Victorian regional centre of Bendigo, 150 kilometres north of Melbourne, he was spending four hours on the train every weekday for the return journey.
Mr Kooloos said it took a big toll on his work-life balance.
“Really, it takes away the time that you have to interact with the family,” he said.
“When you think about the time that you need to leave – to catch a 6:30am train – and then you’re often actually getting back at 6.30 in the evening…