The pandemic has forever changed our approach to working. Many of us have embraced the flexibility that working from home has provided us, whilst others of us yearned for the day that we could return to the office.
As the UK looks relax guidance on working from home, which works best?
Benefits of Working from Home
Use of technology to develop new communication skills
Potential to widen talent pool for employers
Drawbacks of Working from Home
Employees can overwork with start/finish times and breaks becoming less rigid.
Staff can feel disconnected if working from home is not managed correctly.
It may be difficult for staff to access the same level of technology from home.
Benefits of Working from the Office
Easier to promote a specific company culture
Easier for employees to make keep their work and personal lives separate
Benefits of face to face communication & human connections.
Drawbacks of Working from the Office
Commuting can be costly and take time out of the day, leading to increased stress levels
A more rigid routine can reduce flexibility for staff