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Working from home; Pros and Cons

Over the recent years, many organizations have begun allowing their staff members to work from home. This is because the current advance is technology that easily facilitate remote connections beat the purpose of going to an office.

Working from home has obvious benefits that any worker would love. If you are considering taking up remote working with a 10-second commute, below are a few pros and cons.

Pros

  • There is no commute. In this era of endless traffic on our roads, working from would come as a reprieve. No more sitting in traffic for an hour or two yet you were up by 5.
  • My dress my choice. Exactly how it sounds, this couldn’t be more appropriate. If you don’t like the formalities of ties and shirts, nothing could be better for you than working from home as you get to don your sweats and baggy t-shirts as you work.
  • No one looks over your shoulder. Nothing spells freedom better than not having your boss looking in on your work progress at the office.

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Cons

  • Self-discipline. It requires of self-discipline to start work when you know you don’t have to be at the office by 8 a.m.
  • You are the only person around all day, so there is no outside pressure to be busy.
  • There is a danger of putting in too many hours or overworking.

However, if you do work out of your home, it is important to remember to maintain a presence at the main office. Report in often and let your boss know you are alive and productive.

 

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