During the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home became the new normal. To restrict the spread of the contagious coronavirus, working from home was and is still considered to be essential, as it helps in avoiding crowded places.
It’s been months since employees have seen their workspace. But did it do any good to their performance?
Reports suggest that yes indeed, it did affect their output in a positive manner. Working remotely allowed employees to concentrate a lot more on their jobs, compared to the environment they were working earlier in. Even their engagement increased a lot and all of it is contributed by a lot of factors. Less time in commuting and flexible work hours are two of them.
Employees now get that freedom of working independently from remote locations and it also saves a lot of time and money. Overall, this whole process also ensures a safe ecosystem.
Looking at the scenario from an employer’s point of view, will not bring down the positives. Organizations have been benefitting from this system as they can now hire the best talents from anywhere around the world. In addition to this, the expenses of infrastructure and facilities for employees are now also excluded from the annual budget, which results in more revenue.
All in all, there are a lot of benefits of working from your home.
However, there are some disadvantages too. On a personal level, you’d see your social life declining as you will have to sit at home and work from there itself. Staying away from the workplace can also mean a lack of motivation to work, which might result in low-quality output.
But these issues can be tackled easily with the help of better communication and team activities.
We can conclude that a balance between the positives and negatives, can lead to fruitful results not just individually, but also collectively.