Remote working has become a necessary part of our everyday lives as the pandemic continues to threaten the health and safety of everyone.
This mass adoption has led business leaders to rethink their operational strategies for the future, and apply what has worked well over the last several months.
However, opinions on working from home are divided among leaders. For instance, Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed reservations about remote working, but Amazon and Facebook are considering hybrid work arrangements for the future.
There are, of course, pros and cons to working from home. Some companies have noted a drop in productivity and less engagement when their employees are working from home.
However, a study based in Mexico found that 72% of respondents felt they had a “high or very high level of productivity.”
These findings indicate that it’s possible that CEOs simply do not want to lose control over how their employees work.
Still, many workers have expressed the desire to come back into the office at least part of the week. Having the ability to work from home when they need helps them achieve a healthier work-life balance and eliminates stressful commutes.
But some professionals have expressed missing the social interaction of offices, or may not have the resources to get their work done appropriately at home.
When making the decision for which arrangement works best for your company, gather feedback from employees to gain a better understanding of what they need to be as efficient as possible.