Covid-19 has changed companies their view on working from home. Because of this, different collaboration tools have evolved, and people look critically at the possibilities that each tool provides. In recent months, not only has the world changed, but also the way of thinking (setting priorities) and the way of working.
It’s a fact that for companies working from home goes well and that employees feel at ease in the (new) world of working from home without losing their concentration/motivation to work
When employer and employee are well organized, it is possible to maintain productivity. The benefits of working from home can not be underestimated.
The advantages and disadvantages during Covid-19
The advantages that working from home bring are mostly the same for everyone. Less travel time is required, people are no longer stuck in traffic jams to and from home for hours, they save fuel and – not unimportant – we reduce our global footprint.
In order for you (as an employer or employee) we have highlighted an article that shows how working from home can be made more attractive & easier: How To Overcome Technical Problems When Working From Home. A safe and healthy way of living during the virus outbreak.
On the other hand, some functions are under heavy pressure during these times. Many field staff and support agents are unable to perform their work, which makes working from home very hard in their case and virtually impossible.
The main disadvantage is the absent social life. Virtual team-building activities help bridge this gap by providing opportunities for online engagement, fostering connections, teamwork, and positive work culture. Through virtual happy hours, online games, and collaborative projects, teams can stay connected, enhance productivity, and create a supportive virtual work environment.
Know that ITAF is always there to support you. Do not hesitate to contact us for advice and questions. We are happy to help you in your search for the best working and suitable solution for your company and staff.