Developments in IT and the increasing pressure for more work flexibility have boosted distance working solutions.
Work at home is for many the perfect solution to combine personal and professional life. It is not necessarily easier than traditional working arrangements in the office environment, but for those who can maintain discipline, it can be an excellent option.
Information technology has enabled much greater agility in all these processes. Today, it is possible to “be in the office” remotely. Communication in real time, via email, chats or video conferencing is an increasingly used resource.
On the companies side, these scenario is increasingly welcomed, since the employee remains in an autonomous regime regarding tax obligations. This contributes to a greater flexibility of the workforce, without necessarily compromising efficiency.
For the worker, it can be a solution to increase compatibility between work and family life, managing time and adapting workflows. You will need the right profile, but for those who can adapt it will bring significant benefits. More and more, the work tis coming to the worker and not the other way around.
Work at home – Vantages
- Decreased stress
- Availability for children and family
- Savings in travel time and expenses
- Work autonomy
- Management of rhythms and schedules
Work at home – Disadvantages
- You won’t have any coworkers
- Collaborative capacity reduction
- Networking reduction
- Difficulties to adapt if you want to return to a traditional regime
One of the principles that we defend at Teleperformance is work life balance. Aware that working at home is a solution that is increasingly welcomed by both workers and companies, we are launching a specific program called WAHA (Work at Home Agent), whose premises are precisely to establish a system of teamwork, but from the employee’s home.