Remote Working As The New Norm: Advantages and Disadvantages

Remote working expanded dramatically as working from home became a necessity for many reasons. As COVID caused work disruption, many organizations that had already embraced remote working quickly adapted their employees to a full-time virtual schedule.

Work Remote   Advantages

Flexibility

Alternative work arrangements are valued as long as employees have reliable internet connections. As reported in this survey, the ability to have a more flexible schedule is the most significant benefit, according to 32% of people who regularly work remotely.

Better Work/Life Balance

For many, remote working provides a better work/life balance. By avoiding a potentially long and irritating commute to work, you can start your day earlier. You can work at your own pace, provided it coincides with the job’s priorities

Increased Productivity

Many employees report increased productivity working from home. Those traits transfer to wherever as long as you have self-discipline and are organized. Distractions at the office occur beyond the water cooler.

Savings For The Employees

We should save time, that precious resource. If you work remotely half the time, Analytics estimates you save the equivalent of 11 workdays based on lower commuting time.

The rapid move to remote working for many organizations happened quickly due to the pandemic. Working from home was already a growing trend and, for many, a desirable perk. There are many advantages of working remotely, but it is not for everyone

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