Will Work-from-Home continue into the Future?

by Sila Group Real Estate Services & Development Company in Indi
The Logistical Angle 

The WFH model effectively eliminates the need for long, stressful commutes, which have been observed to negatively impact employee welfare and productivity.

According to studies conducted in a pre-pandemic world, 4.4% of working-class professionals in India spent 1.45 to 2 hours travelling to work every morning, with the Travel Time Report Q1 2019 vs Q1 2018 stating that Indians spend 7% of their day commuting to the office, averaging less than 3 minutes per kilometre.

One of the major benefits of WFH from the perspective of employees and employers alike is the elimination of these long hours spent commuting, allowing for more time devoted to the work at hand.

On the other hand, WFH presents unique challenges in a nation such as India, where the lines between the personal and the professional can sometimes become blurred. 

From the responsibilities of living in large, joint families to locations with poor infrastructure and internet access, communication tools such as video conferencing are often inadequate when compared to the ease of a physical workspace.  

The Productivity Angle

According to a survey, the recent uptick of remote workers is in part due to rising rates of employee productivity in a WFH setting. 12. 86% of employees feel that working remotely reduces stress, owing to a better diet, more exercise, reduced or eliminated commute time, and a generally healthier lifestyle. 

However, while a full-time remote working model is an effective strategy for independent freelancers, some would argue that it is not conducive to collaboration and teamwork. 

Lacking a centralized office space, simple communication between employees has proved far more challenging. According to a global survey conducted by Buffer, 20% of remote workers identify communication and collaboration as an obstacle, with loneliness and an unhealthy work-life balance being the next most popular responses.

The Social Angle

The WFH model allows for higher rates of talent retention and lower staff attrition, with single parents and skilled professionals who cannot commute being recruited and retained at higher rates.

In fact, according to a recent survey by FlexJobs, 76% of workers stated that they would be more willing to stay with their current employer if they could work flexible hours, with a lowered 25% employee turnover rate being observed in companies that allow remote work as opposed to those that don’t, according to data from Owl Labs’ State of Remote Work report. 

On the other hand, WFH has disrupted the standard of social interaction at the workplace, with loneliness becoming a global mental health concern in the pandemic era. This is especially evident in the case of millennial workers, for whom corporate IT and business parks double as social hubs, armed with amenities and services designed to attract and retain talent. 

While WFH may not continue in the manner that it has over the last year, especially for warehouse operations and brick and mortar retail businesses, the benefits of remote work are undeniable, and the future will likely see more and more organisations adopting a more flexible, hybrid model.

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