Good News – Work From Home

Honestly, who would not like it if they have the facility and the acceptance to work from the comfort of their own homes. A critical analysis of this reveals that the productivity of employees who work from home actually increases, if some protocols are met, that is.

This is not a new phenomenon, but still has not caught up with some of the developing countries. Even in the developed world, this concept has evolved only in the Information Technology and the related industries.

Supporters Speak

Generally speaking, working from home is one of the sweetest figments of imagination that one longs for, whether it is applicable to one’s profession and no matter if he/she deserves it or not. Following are some points that are favorable to this concept.

1. The employee does not spend so much time on commuting from home to office and back. Instead, he or she uses this time productively.

2. The employer’s expenses come down significantly, if this is done on a large scale. Think about some of the costs such as renting a huge office place, electricity, HVAC expenses, transportation expenses and so forth; imagine the savings if close to 50% (or more) of the employees are allowed to work from home.

3. The employee has all day and so work in flexible timings in true sense of the word. There is a remarkable amount of work-life-balance that is guaranteed, if some protocols are met.

4. Informal surveys state that productivity levels are higher for the same person who works from home, than when he/she works at the office place.

5. Although a house may not have stringent security arrangements compared to office facilities, a person is usually thoroughly interested in keeping intruders at bay and so a house is also secure to an extent, even though it does not have state-of-the-art facilities.

6. With the advent of modern technologies including high-end phones, email and chat software, live meeting and the latest web 2.0, challenges involved in controlling a team remotely have largely become things of the past

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