Remote Working | Pros & Cons of working remotely | Is it effective Nowadays?

We live in a society where we have fewer opportunities to meet face-to-face. 
We are constantly discovering new ways to communicate with one another on our devices, from apps to social channels. It’s important to recognize that effective communication is something that you can continuously cultivate.

HOW TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY IN A REMOTE TEAM


In the present environment, Remote working is much more applicable where people from different parts of the world work remotely from their homes, home towns or cities, without travelling to the client. This all entire process requires effective communication skills and interest. This type of working is called Remote Working. This is on top Today because of current Covid-19 Situation and many of World’s Top Businesses are transferring to Remote 
Working.

BENEFITS OF REMOTE WORKING

Remote working is documented as having an increase in Productivity according to a 2016 survey of American remote Workers. This Survey showed about 91% of people who work from home feel that they’re more productive than when they’re in an office. This is all because it causes a peace of mind to work from your locality. i.e home.Benefits of Remote Working includes;

  • Happiness & Flexibility
  • Greater Productivity
  • Self-Motivation
  • Higher Staff Retention
  • Reduced Office Cost
  • Fewer Sick Leaves
Remote working


This specially helps Women who are equally active partners of men in all aspects of life and thus, this encourages women to have a higher employment rate as its 
beneficial for women to work from home. They can manage to effectively work while doing daily house chores and make a productive routine with their family. 

CHALLENGES OF REMOTE WORKING:


There are a number of problems associated with remote working include;

➢ Lack of boundaries between personal and work lives.
➢ Isolation 
➢ Lack of exercise 
➢ Lack of Self-discipline 

Freelancers and Remote Workers often work around other commitments, so the boundary between work and personal life can be even harder to define. This is our wrong assumption that remote workers spend the day sipping tea with their feet up. It’s suggested that they are actually more at risk of stress and overwork. 

STATISTICS 

In a recent article by Forbes, it was found that remote working has now become the standard operating mode for at least 50% of the US population. This is due primarily to cloud technology, improves internet connections and a steady rethinking of what working means. A survey from YouGov (Research firm in UK) found that less than 6% of UK workers actually work from 9am-5pm, with 42% already working flexibly.

Author:
Rtr Areeba Sheikh

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