It’s been a year since the day the World Health Organization declared about a new, fast-spreading virus, coronavirus. The year 2020 goes all-in pandemic and the ways to fight with the situation of a pandemic. All companies all over the world announced, Work from home after assessing this outbreak and its alarming levels of spread and severity. Now, are we expecting this historic shift continues in 2021? Is Work From Home Continue In 2021?
Some companies have the ability to offer work from home and considered the same as a perk, some are not. But, Work from home to be the new normal in 2021.
After many surveys, many stated that they would be working from home in 2021, few are interested and joining both Work From Home and Work From Office and rest are interested in only Work From Office. For the next 3 – 4 years, an estimated 70% of the workforce will be working remotely.
So the trend will of course continue in 2021 and we can see Work From Home continue in 2021 because of the following reasons:
Benefits of Work From Home
Amidst the vaccination rollout throughout the country, many businesses and firms start planning to return to offices in 2021. They are planning ‘back to office’ arrangements and strategies. The bigger question, is people want to continue? As continuing Work From Home has many reasons to consider, let’s have an eye on a few of them.
1. More productive and focused
With about a year into the coronavirus induced pandemic, the ‘Work from Home model is more comfortable for everyone and for every season.
Executives at leading companies analyzed that the work from home model improving productivity also makes employees focused on their work.
Initially, it was very difficult to adapt to change but now it is more comfortable. Working from home usually leads to more effective results with fewer interruptions.
2. Better Work-Life Balance
Remote working is shaping up the workplace in order to give more flexibility so that people can join and contribute from anywhere. People don’t have to travel for hours every day and feel exhausted before starting the actual work.
Now due to the advent of cutting edge technologies its very easy to access workers around the clock. People are working at convenience and with more energy and productive results. They also left behind the fears of job loss because of the less hour working. In fact, a whopping 94% of workers reported working more than these 9 – 5 hours and more than 65 hours per week.
We can also add that most of the never-ending work and jobs are now giving relief and taking away the stress of people. People can do their work with flexible schedules in many companies.
3. Less Commute Stress
After analyzing and considering many reports, we saw that many working professionals in India spend up to 2 hours a day commuting and spend 10% of their earnings. Some “extreme” commuters face more than this.
Now many say that they are wasting more time in commuting and considered the same as a downside of getting to and from work. These long long hours are also associated with increased levels of stress and anxiety, and other problems like higher cholesterol, depression, elevated blood sugar.
4. Location Independence
Remote work is good all know and known for the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. People have access to a broader range and explore job opportunities that aren’t limited by geographic location.
Now coming again to expenses, just like in Commuting, Work From Home makes you location Independence. And it saves high-rent and high-mortgage areas, living in the major metropolitan area. Daily expenses of Gas, parking fees, a professional wardrobe, car maintenance, transportation, meals, and more can all be reduced or just eliminated.
5. A Customizable Office
Work in your comfort with a more ergonomic chair or completely customizable office place. It is just the way you want. For many businesses, no heavy planning and investment required.
For many employers, the vacancies or seating capacities are matches with the current space they have. Sometimes just the office politics create chaos. These all factors then leads to the higher staff Attrition rate. Work From Home has shown superb results in the retention of skilful talents.