Remote/Hybrid or Work from home?

Remote/Hybrid or Work from home. How effective this approach is?

If we ruminate about the Pandemic or COVID-19, then probably nothing positive smites our mind and we curse almost everything related to it. Before 2020 a thought was brewing within knowledge-work organizations to experiment with the remote work culture. Technology and digitalization have widened their scope so much so far that Work from Office has no longer remained a necessity, but as we know that long-distance relationships both personal and professional are always complicated and need special care and handling. With technology evolving, where information and resources have become accessible to everyone from every nook and cranny, face-to-face working is not considered as a “must be go with thing.” Businesses and work cultures started to embrace more for remote working, and recruit staff from all over the world, as they say, “SKY IS THE LIMIT”.

Where on a positive note, Remote working has opened the doors for job seekers who, possess cosmic and limitless talent but are incapable of stepping out of houses, together with that it has broadened the horizons of the search too., But as they say that coins have two sides, so the pessimism approach towards remote working is that it comes up with a mindset full of doubts and a tentative approach as to how to work on the projects.

Is remote work profile good or bad, let us have a look at the pros and cons of a Work from Home culture.

If we talk about not more than a decade ago, then this culture was a complete “NO”. Most employers would have balked at the idea of employees regularly working from home with several worries like loss of productivity, data and security breaches, lack of sincerity, efficiency and dedication towards work and projects. But as per a survey conducted in the US by Air tasker, the results were completely different from that our perceptions. Out of 1000 employees, the 505 workings remotely proved to be more productive in comparison to the ones who were working from the office.

As per the Data mentioned on google, the study found that 15% of remote workers said their boss distracted them from work, which is less than the 22% of office-based employees who said the same thing.

The most important and greatest reward given by Remote working is that it has helped improve Work-life balance. To fight the work-life balance we really hustle hard. Home workers have more control over their work-life balance, making it easier to make time for family, friends and hobbies.

This indeed leads to yet another very important point which is really talked a lot about when it comes to working and that is “Mental Stress”. It has been found that working outside of a typical office setting can help reduce stress, allowing you to relax in your own familiar setting. This can lead to improved mental health and a better overall quality of life.

Now let us flip the coin and see the other side of it, that is the dark side.

Where on the one side Remote working has proved a boon in number of other attributes of the corporate galaxy, but it has also come up with some drawbacks too, though they are limited to some extent still it is important to discuss them.

    • The major issue faced by remote workers is “unclear conversations”. Communication plays a vital role in both delegation and understanding of the same. Face-to-face conversations are the ones that can be understood more clearly and with utmost attention, which lacks when things are related to Working from home.
    • Another issue that came to light is depending on what type of business you are in, some companies may be more likely to want to monitor remote workers in order to ensure productivity.
    • Compliance and trade secrecy related issues are one of yet other limitations of remote culture.

If we can work on these aspects then Work from home can be beneficial to both employers and employees alike. It can help increase productivity and efficiency by reducing the need for office visits, streamlining communication, increasing collaboration, and allowing for more flexible working hours. Additionally, it can reduce overhead costs for employers and help employees save time and money. With the right technology and policies in place, working from home can be a win-win for everyone.

As Infomatic Solutions, thrive to walk hand in hand with the changing work culture, in order to make the environment appropriate enough to compete and excel, firmly believe in this approach to nurture employer-employee relations.



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