We have to have a lot of people in the same spot at the same time to get things done. People who wanted to work from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. had to live near by. As towns developed into cities, so did the quality of dwellings. A greater amount of time is spent in traffic by those who cannot or will not reside close to their places of employment.
Whether or whether we all need offices is a topic that is brought up in this book. Why don’t we work from wherever and whenever it suits us on that particular day and night. In 10 years, the question of working remotely and asynchronomously could not have been seriously discussed. As a result of current advancements in technology, a wide range of tasks may now be completed remotely. Both the call center workers and remote repairmen are included in this.
In this book, the authors contend that “Office not necessary” is not the future, but rather the present.
What’s the point of working from home? Among the many persuasive arguments in your favor is the time you’ll save by skipping your morning commute. Consider how much time you spend every week just getting to and from work. It’s also possible to include travel time for meetings with customers. Take a moment to think about what your life might be like without having to travel.
Then, why aren’t we able to work from our homes? It’s not a problem that some office tasks can’t be done remotely. Many jobs may be done from home, and this is a major problem.
For the sake of argument, let me explain why major, sensible firms aren’t adopting remote work. Yes, it is correct. 7.2 million square meters of office space have been saved by IBM’s workforce since 1995 because of their use of remote working.
There are several reasons why people are resistant to working remotely, according to the authors.
There is a widespread belief that invention can only occur when two or more people are face to face. If this is true, then being in a room full of individuals at the same time is necessary for creative thinking to occur. How much time does it take for creative solutions to complex issues? Little time is spent on “major issues” that can be solved remotely; in many circumstances, we spend most of our time at work completing these tasks.
Even if people need to be physically there to work on difficulties, a few minutes on Skype or FaceTime is all it takes to determine who is indeed present and who is not. When it comes to design, writing, or arithmetic, much of the work will be done on a shared computer screen. These methods of teamwork are low-tech and low-cost to implement.
It’s a common fear that individuals can’t be trusted at home to do their jobs effectively. Because individuals can come to work and not be productive, that is the reality. Coming to work vs. working from home is really only a matter of whether or not you’re dressed appropriately.
When it comes to working from home, the authors say, “If you’re afraid that your staff will slack off without your supervision, you’re just a babysitter, not a manager. Working from home is probably the least of your concerns.”
It is said that remote employment would have a negative impact on the company’s culture, which would eventually die. Work from home is not a “one or the other” situation. An organization’s culture can be preserved by bringing its workers together on an irregular basis (such as once or twice a month). The way a firm operates, rather than the activities it hosts, is what truly defines its “culture.” Employees’ interactions with one another, the way they treat customers, the standards of work that are accepted, and so on are all examples of how this presents itself. Remote workers don’t miss out on any of these cultural building elements.
Remote work is a hot topic right now, but it’s important to ask: Why even bring it up at all?
In addition to wasting time driving to and from work, there are a number of other job-related concerns.
When you need to get some serious work done, where do you go? Unless it’s really early in the morning, after everyone else has left for the day, or on the weekends, very few individuals will answer the phone without the qualifier.
There will always be interruptions, whether you’re at home or in a coffee shop, but you have more control over these than a boss or a coworker.
Working from home often results in higher-quality work. A copywriter’s ability to produce marginally more words per hour is not going to make anyone rich. In their article, the writers state, “Writing the finest ad may just very well do”.
If your work does not necessitate your presence at the office on a regular basis, there is no necessity to be there all the time. The mental change may be the most challenging task, as you are still working even if you don’t have an office.