Some of the most popular benefits of working from home accepted and acknowledged globally include — not travelling to work, saving money and improving work-life balance.
According to a popular survey conducted recently, it is revealed that the majority of the employees are happier working remotely than at the office premises. Out of many, only 11.6% said that they were interested in returning to full-time office work, while 72.2% want a hybrid remote office model.
Talking about masses, let’s debunk five popular myths associated with remote working that are arising during these pandemic times.
5 Remote Working Myths
1. Workers do not miss the 9 to 5 routine of working in the office
One of the most significant factors influencing a positive remote experience is the ability to break free from 9 to 5 and instead perform a flexible schedule, according to the survey. According to many employees, productivity increases twice, and they perform significantly better, without the restricted time frame.
2. Regular meetings are not the key to keeping employees aligned
While many of us are used to getting in and out of office meetings, these types of hours might not be as effective in the remote world. If the worker attending the weekly status meetings feel worse about their sense of belonging than workers who receive status updates asynchronously through digital channels.
However, there are a few interactions that have been found to have the most significant impact on workers’ sense of belonging. Those included are:
- Biweekly team celebrations to recognise team members or their accomplishments.
- Monthly team building activities.
- Monthly games or unstructured group social activities.
3. Not all workers with children face the same challenge
According to the survey, it was discovered that several women with children undergo disproportionate challenge in balancing work and childcare. However, the remote working facility reduces and minimises the affair in many levels — financially as well as emotional bonding within the families.
4. Telecommuting experience is no worse for underrepresented groups
Black, Asian and Hispanic workers have a higher rate of telecommuting than their white colleagues, according to the index.
The study disclosed that minorities feel a better sense of community when they are working from home and sharing an organisation with the same individuals.
The opportunity for telecommuting to be “a great equalising force” is clear and unmistakable.
5. Executives and managers do not find it easier to adapt to remote work
Personnel managers, especially mid-level managers, were found to face some of the most severe problems adjusting to remote working and telecommuting. These include a sense of belonging, productivity, and stress and anxiety management.
Social ties are more difficult to build and maintain in a digital workplace. This concludes that organisations must dedicate time and resources to providing people with managers with new tools that allow them to train and connect with their teams for better management.
So what are your preferences for working in the time of the pandemic? Do you prefer working from the home – remote working, office or a hybrid of both? Comment below and let us know about your views and why you think an option will perform better than the other.