Is work at home the way forward with Coronavirus?

Introduction the Work at home


Work at home is a work arrangement in which employees do not travel to a central place of work. Its called as Telecommuting, Teleworking, Mobile work, Remote Work, and  Flexible Work Place.

Reuters poll shows, approximately “one in five workers around the world frequently telecommuted. Also, in the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia employees nearly 10 percent work from home every day.

Work at home at present

Most countries across the world are relaxing lockdown rules and pushing to reopen economies. They are thinking about the way the world will function after the Coronavirus outbreak.

At that time, many employees working from home. They are dreading going back to crowded offices with the foremost reason being no available vaccine for Covid-19 yet. Most companies are looking to adopt this style, work in favor of those who want to continue working from home.

Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics speculates said that “the recent crisis will be a tipping point for employee work-from-home programs.”

Lister said, “Any kind of flexibility is something that people are really, really ripe for, just some control over where and when they work.” According to Global Workplace Analytics, 25 million to 30 million employees in the US will work from home for the next two years. This number is five times the current situation. At present, only five million workers are working from home.

Advantages of Work at home

According to this situation, many companies adopted this concept for the range of businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations. Because of this concept has many advantages. Those were bellow mention.

Advantages for Employee

Flexible schedule.
The employees can take breaks at any moment, feel no rush. They can work, look after family members when they are working.

Custom environment.
The employee can set up their environment just the way they want it. Such as noise level.

Cozy Clothes.
The employee can wear like a flexible. Because they don’t move anywhere.

No Office Distractions and Zero Commuting
Avoid co-workers debating and chatting.

Save Money.
Lunch is expensive if you work in an office. Also they can reduce the expenditure on clothes and travel.

More time with loved ones.
The employee can care for their children or elderly parents. It helps to Employee’s work-life balance.

Advantages for Employer

Reduce costs
Because of no need an office space. Therefore employer can cut down their rent, lighting, watering, and other sanitary facilities cost. Also the company doesn’t need extra workers. Such as supervisors, cleaning services.

Improve workers’ quality
As work at home concept typically reduces commuting time and time stuck in traffic jams. Also, they work flexibility.

Advantages for Environment

Reduced congestion and air pollution

Because of fewer vehicles on the road. It expands to a cleaner environment too. Also, we can reduce the carbon footprints by avoiding vehicular movement.

Disadvantages of Work at Home

Difficulty sticking to a routine.
The order employee does things at work is almost never the order they do things at home. It can be tough to mirror their schedule and processes once outside the office.

Missing important calls or pings.
Sometimes employees can miss important calls or pings. When them busy at home in-office time. Also, telecommunication costs increased.

Working slowly.
Sometimes the office has an energy. But home does not. They felt boring. Also, they have no second monitor.

Technology Barriers
Every employees haven’t a laptop or internet connection. Sometimes they faced signal barriers.

Difficult for staff development
It is difficult to maintain staff development and upgrading skills.

Information security risk
There is more space to occurring Information security problems.

Communication problems
could increase feelings of isolation amongst home workers.

Not all jobs suit home working
Only some jobs are not suitable for home working. Such as garments, hotel industry.

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