Work from Home | Top 10 Disadvantages

Introduction

  • This is a great era of technology which has really gave us such an unmatchable source of ease to our working culture and environment. There has been a tremendous rise in Work from home opportunities in the past decade. People all around the globe have been flooded with the opportunities as demand of such job has increased so far.
  • In broad terms, these particular group of communities are known by Freelancers. There are numerous amount of work such as Web Developing, Graphic Designing, Content Developing, Resume building, Logo Designing any many more.
  • Peoples who have been doing their jobs from respected offices are nowadays doing it from their homes. Thanks to the great pandemic of the century, COVID-19. So this is to explore the advantages as well as disadvantages of work from home. There are mental health and financial benefits of working from home which no one can ignore. However, there are also disadvantages to this concept that cannot be easily overlooked either.
  • Balance seems to be in here, depending on the person you are, family background you have etc. It is necessary to know Pros and Cons of working from home as it helps to overcome the disadvantages and build on advantages and enhance your productivity.

Now let’s begin the discussion on the disadvantages associated with working from home.

Isolation

  • People who work from home on the regular basis feel isolated after certain amount of days. According to Aristotle the legendary Greek philosopher,
    Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human
     
  • More oftenly people working from home complain of isolation and loneliness because they miss the environment of  office and working with their co-workers and bosses. Sometime people start feeling depressed after being cut off from the office.
  • The workplace provides a location to meet people and make friends as such  people who are working from home have to be more creative and resourceful in getting to know people and in staying in touch with their colleagues.

Difficulty in monitoring

  • It is not easy for managers and supervisors to monitor their staff’s progress and performances without them being in the same of his space. This is really challenging if the job role requires a lot of background duties that cannot be monitored on a work system.

Difficulty in separating home from work

  • The biggest disadvantage of work from home is the temptation to engage in household matters. Since you are at home, it is often very strong you may start feeling obliged to clean the home, do shopping, cooking and get involved in childcare and socializing.
  • These causes create distraction from requirements of the job resulting in failure to deliver the desired time-bound results. It is therefore essential to draw the line between home and work so as to avoid both areas suffering.

Increased amount of Distractions

  • At home people have to face an increased amount of distractions. You could be disturbed more than you may think by noisy neighbour family or friends who directly bring a big draw in your concentration and productivity.

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Command integration

  • Work from home will mean that you get involved less with the rest of the team. There is less communication between employees which in turn may decrease an element of teamwork amongst them. It can also mean that you miss out on everyday matters that works such as daily updates and possible promotions as you become less involved.

Works does not seems to end

  • Work from home in a way means that you are 24 by 7 in office and are unable to switch off from the office work. You are tempted to work endlessly. People working from home also self-imposed pressure to prove themselves and their abilities.
  • All these increases the stress and worry level. Moreover the lack of physical separation between home and work add to the pressure to work endlessly.

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Decrease in Productivity of Work

  • According to the survey done by the Consultancy and Advisory services provider E&Y, because of no social interaction with the working culture, so a long term similar working condition could lead to the decrease in productivity of work.
  • Due to this lock down as many as 72 per cent of organisations feel that the impact of the Corona virus pandemic will be felt in decrease in the work output.

Increase in Telecommunication costs

  • The expenditure of money that you are likely to use your own telephone increases when working from home as you are not being around any of your colleagues also means that the phones are used more often.

More difficulty to problem solving

  • People who work from home have to face more difficulties in solving work related simple problems such as software issues become more difficult to fix when you are not in the office as the technical support team is not at your hands distance. And it is more difficult and takes longer to try and help someone over the phone than physically get in touch.

Command integration

  • Work from home will mean that you get involved less with the rest of the team. There is less communication between employees which in turn may decrease an element of teamwork amongst them. It can also mean that you miss out on everyday matters that works such as daily updates and possible promotions as you become less involved.

Difficulty in sticking to a routine

  • There is a great difficulty in sticking to our office routine when you work from home. It is really difficult to mirror your schedule and processes once you are working from home. As there is no supervisor above you, so many of the times we overlook to the timings of our duties.
  • Various other possible reasons it could also be like getting involved in some other household works, sometimes you might have to greet some guest visiting your house and many others.

So these were the few major disadvantages of Work from home. There could be many more. So if you are working remotely, what are the disadvantages you have been experiencing? Please do comment below in 2-3 sentences.

Also Read, Impact of COVID-19 on Education System

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