For many people, especially in times of global pandemic, teleworking has proven to be a lifesaver. Initially seen as an alternative way to work, it is now practiced by a large number of companies.
Why is remote work not always the ideal option?
For some people, remote work has made their daily lives easier. But for others, it has been more difficult to adjust. According to some employees, remote work has been synonymous with isolation. The lack of social contact is one of the main reasons for doubting this new habit. This was felt most strongly during the lockdown: some people found it very comfortable to stay and work at home, while others found it harder to cope with the loneliness. It is often a question of personality and taste.
On the other hand, telecommuting means digital. It is not always easy to follow all the procedures and the sharing of various emails and documents from a distance, we can quickly get lost. The dematerialization of work often leads to disorganization. For this reason, teleworking requires a certain level of organization in order to continue to work efficiently, while becoming familiar with new ways of working.
Lastly, the adoption of teleworking is a subjective desire. Some people do not want to mix their professional and private lives. Despite the advantages it can offer, a number of employees prefer to go to the office every day. It allows them to have a defined work environment and to be directly in a good working atmosphere, far from the distractions of home.
In conclusion, we cannot deny that teleworking makes the daily life of many people easier: no transportation time or costs, childcare possible at home, better management of one’s work… However, it is still advisable to balance the days of “home office” in order to maintain a certain balance in one’s social life.