Working From Home – the Advantages

December 18, 2020

Working from home has now become the norm for many organizations worldwide, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Even prior to this pandemic, working from home was a part of many companies, as most employers identified the benefits that it can bring to their business and the improved work-life balance for their employees, as a result of which the flexibility as well as productivity have been known to increase.

But ever since the COVID’s onset and spreading, a large number of people have been forced to stay at home and restrict travel - working from home is a part of this new normal for many - and organizations have also begun to gradually adapt to the new normal.

From-home working enables more agility and flexibility in working arrangement - with employees no longer tied physically to an office, they can be better placed, more relaxed and more willing to work flexible hours such as earlier or later in the day or even at weekends, when it’s necessary. This may help the organization meet certain business needs, which might not have been easy in the normal work scenario!

The time that is saved by reduce office commutes can be put to use for the benefit of the organization – which though may seem negligible, actually can have collectively added many extra hours of work and productivity

Employees will also feel more trusted by their employer, as the working relationship isn't as closely monitored and they get a degree of autonomy on their job. This also helps people in developing a home working routine that suits them better, and make things like childcare easier and this can contribute towards them feeling more motivated to do better, and this definitely benefits the organization.

Sickness leaves will also reduce, as the employees staying at home will have lesser infections and will feel more energetic because of all the saved energy from things that they don’t have to do if working from home, like getting dressed, cooking meals early in the morning, packing food and travelling to office.

If the option to work from home is provided while hiring employees, it can attract talent from many parts of the country (and sometimes other parts of the world too) – this will be a great benefit for any organization that is in need of good talent. More often than not, geography has been a reason for the right organizations and employees to not be able to work together, in spite of satisfying all the requirements for the job. The work-from-home option can seamlessly remove this predicament.

Another good reason for employees to consider making work from home an option is the savings they will make on office space, office supplies, food, utility bills and other facilities. Some organizations also provide commute to employees, which can be saved as employees working from home don’t need to use it.

With amazing tools like Skype, Zoom and Google meet, Dialogue etc conducting meetings and planning work for organizations has become simpler in these times, and organizations do not have to worry about connecting with their employees and enabling an effective working system.

Work-from home can be made simpler for organizations with Dialogue – a tool that is made for companies to collaborate and work remotely with their employees with ease. Dialogue helps with easy messaging, sending and storing files – like audio, video, documents and links, planning tasks, making schedules, saving notes and even keeping track of employees’ work through a time session entry facility – all of which are important in making working and collaborating within any organizations and the groups within it viable.

You can download Dialogue for any of your devices – iOS, Android, or Windows (*include links*)