What Bosses Really Think About Returning to the Office
Asking people to work from home and cut out on-call schedules seem to create a lot of confusion — particularly among bosses and employees alike.
It’s true that remote work can lead to increased productivity. For example, a Harvard Business Review study showed that workers who work from home for seven hours per day are more effective.
However, a study by the Deloitte Center for the Edge found that workers who are required to work from home don’t feel as if they have the same level of commitment — and when they do end up on the go, they feel exhausted and sleep deprived.
Some employees are worried about the physical workload: Even though work from home makes them feel more productive, they may also be more susceptible to muscle and cardiovascular pain from sitting at the office desk for long periods of time.
Of course, there’s also a very real concern among business owners that they won’t bring in enough new revenue to make the business sustainable.
And it’s not like one can simply pick up and move to the country with a flexible schedule. That’s why we at the Moms, Businesses and Tech team at Tech Republic are here to help guide you in moving to the country with tech lifestyle benefits (whether you need them or not).
To help guide you with the transition to more flexible working practices, we’ve gathered some information on the pros and cons for working from home and the pros and cons when you go back to the office.
Pros and Cons of Working From Home
1. Productivity, Not Productivity
Working from home might let you do more in terms of increasing productivity, but there’s a downside too. According to the Harvard Business Review, studies have shown that workers who work from home feel less accomplished and more disconnected from their work compared with those who are required to be in the office.
You’re not only sacrificing a certain level of quality at the workplace; you also sacrifice all the benefits you got from being at the office with other employees.
2. Reduced Stress
It doesn’t matter where you are: Remote working is a blessing for the sake of personal health. According to a recent study, women who