Advantages and Disadvantages of Working From Home
The global coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we work. With more than 1,000,000 infected with the virus, many companies are temporarily shutting down their offices to reduce the spread of infections. Most of the big tech companies announced that much of their workforce won’t come to the office. Instead, they will be working from home.
So what are the advantages and disadvantages of working from home? In this blog post, I will try to explain pros and cons of working remotely.
Make your own working plan
It is much more than just the benefit of getting work done in your pajamas. Working from home means you will learn how to encourage yourself, self-motivation, self-discipline and focus.
You can be more productive
As long as you are not binging Hulu, you can actually be more productive when working from home.
You can take breaks at any time that you want, feel no rush to hang up on your family members when they call and eat that second breakfast you've been dreaming of.
Forget crowds and traffic
Not having a long commute to work can save a great amount of time and money and is actually good for the environment.
Working from home may even reduce stress. It’s not only the annoying commutes to work that you can skip when you work online, but also you don’t need to cope with stressful working environments anymore.
You might not have full access to technology platforms
For most people, technology has made it easier than ever to work from anywhere. On the other hand, there are situations in which data security or consumer protection concerns might prevent telecommuters from having full access.
Children, family, and pets disturbing work phone calls were reported by 40% of respondents. Almost everyone who has spent substantial time working from home has experienced this issue. There is nothing like stepping on the cat's tail while on a conference call or having your three-year-old let out a bloodcurdling shriek while you are on the phone explaining to your boss how productive your day has been.
Another disadvantage of working from home is that you have to motivate and organize yourself. No one’s going to pop by your home office and tell you to get on with things. And unless you’re really skilled at staying on task, you may find yourself succumbing to temptation more easily when you work at home. Think about it. What’s more appealing, working on that quarterly report or playing with your child?
Work Life and Home Life Can Get Mixed Up
The lines between work and home will be very thin when you work remotely. It can be difficult to switch off when you need to. You can also find yourself getting distracted with things like TV, games or bed. You may also find it difficult to stop working as you no longer have any physical boundaries between your work and living spaces.
Using This Time to Improve Oneself
By entering into a sudden work-from-home situation (like what is happening right now with many professionals due to the COVID-19 spread) with the right mindset you may actually be putting in more effort than before, and you can do a great job and enjoy the benefits that go along with it.
Corvisio makes it easy to work from home. By using our task management system you can track your tasks, meet deadlines, and stay organized with your team working remotely. You can keep your tasks in one place and prioritize your work. By using Corvisio Task Management Module, you can increase productivity no matter where you are working from.