Remote: The Good & The Ugly

Updated: Jun 15

With constant changes in pandemic restrictions, companies have had the opportunity to test out two different work practices this past year: remote and hybrid. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of each type.


Pros:

  1. Productivity: working on your own from home limits the distractions one would experience in a collaborative office environment.

  2. Flexibility: One could also work remotely in accordance with their personal schedules, therefore allowing them to allocate their time wisely to work productively.

  3. Saving time & money: Working remotely means saving on the commute to work. With this practice, one could use the driving time to go for a walk, eat breakfast, and whatever will make their days better.


Cons:

  1. No in-person interaction: working with colleagues can help employees achieve their work goals more efficiently. A social aspect is a must for some employees to be productive.

  2. Limited career development opportunities: Being home and not in the office can make it difficult for employees to advance, considering employers or team managers do not oversee their everyday work habits. Additionally, employees working remotely can go unnoticed by their managers and other colleagues.

  3. Communication gaps: The pandemic has forced many companies to integrate new tools into their daily work tasks, which has caused miscommunication, confusion and feelings of uncertainty given the lack of instruction and guidelines provided to employees.

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Citations:

  1. Kashyap, Vartika. Pros And Cons Of Working Remotely That You Should Know. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://www.proofhub.com/articles/pros-and-cons-of-working-remotely.





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