Remote Working As The New Norm: Advantages and Disadvantages

As COVID caused work disruption, many organizations that had already embraced remote working quickly adapted their employees to a full-time virtual schedule.

Remote work is not for everyone, as recent surveys imply. For organizations with new working-from-home arrangements, there was more of a learning curve.

Companies shifted their employees to work from home with virtual tools for the first time. While CEOs pride themselves on how well they handled the technological aspects.

Advantages 1. Flexibility

As reported in the survey, the ability to have a more flexible schedule is the most significant benefit, according to 32% of people who regularly work remotely. Working at home tends to be less stressful.

A typical employer could save an average of $11,000 annually per half-time telecommuting per employee based on estimates from Global Workplace Analytics.

2. Company Cost Savings

Giving employees greater autonomy from working at home leads to better job satisfaction and reduced turnover, a significant benefit for employers.

3. Increased Independence

Employees, not just new hires, have expressed feelings of isolation when working at home. There are fewer chances for employees to be engaged or socialize with others when working from home.

Disadvantages 1. Feeling Isolated

2. Difficult To Unplug From Work

There are plenty of distractions around my house that remind me that I am working from home. I block it out during the day, but I usually get a tap from the dog or one of my kids telling me it is time to stop.

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