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Working at Home VS. at Office

COVID-19 forced many people on this planet to change their lifestyles to protect themselves from the virus. Working remotely is one of the changes that many have made during the pandemic.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost one-third of the American working force, and half of the "information worker" (individuals who work with information instead of the physical objects of labor) can work remotely. The 2020 State of Remote Work report came out prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it shows how 3,500 remote workers around the world feel about working remotely:




Source: Gensler U.S. Work from Home Survey

However, the coronavirus clearly changes people's minds after most Americans are forced to work from home as Gensler's U.S. Work From Home Survey reveals that only 12% of U.S. workers are willing to work from home full-time. Despite the major shift in people's attitude towards remote work, it doesn't harm to ask the question: what are the pros and cons of working from home?

Pros:

A flexible schedule

A flexible working location

Not having to commute

More time with family


Cons:

Collaboration and Communication

Loneliness

Not being able to unplug





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