The Covid-19 pandemic is surely one of the most dramatic happenings of our time. The dangers of getting infected, the precautionary measures we take create conditions where businesses are forced to re-evaluate the way they go about their work. People have been forced to work from home, and although it raises questions about efficiency and productivity, it may have a positive effect on employees and the environment. In this article, we are going to explore the pros and cons of working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
No clocking in/out. Employees have more freedom with their time. Since they are working from home, keeping track of their working hours becomes one less thing for them to worry about.
A safe work environment. Working from one’s own home guarantees their safety much more than if they were in the workplace. Having less contact with coworkers decreases the risk of infection and benefits all employees.
Personalized time management. Time management becomes less stressful when you are in control of your environment. Stressors like precaution in the workplace are one less thing to worry about when working from home, and enables employees to focus on their tasks with more ease and flexible time management.
Distractions. Employees that have families are more likely to be distracted by them during work hours. This decreases productivity and increases employees’ work hours.
Connectivity issues. Internet connections at the workplace are generally stronger than at home. This stands in the employees’ way when reaching out to clients or superiors. It also makes conference calls difficult, as the parties in the call would experience glitches and misheard ideas.
Physical ailments among employees. Employees working from home complain about physical problems like back and joint pain due to sitting in chairs unfit for deskwork. Another issue is employees’ weight gain due to lack of exercise during lockdown.
Budget shortages for hardware. Employees are working on their personal computers for work purposes as well as personal matters. This has affected the suitability of hardware such as laptops, and companies are facing budget shortages in facing this problem.
Well, that sums it up. Given the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, companies and employees are forced to adapt in ways we’ve never had to. After reading this article, we would like to know how working from home has affected you or your business. We encourage you to leave a comment to let us know! And, if you are looking to get started on a video production project, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.