Work From Home: Pros & Cons

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People who work in the office often dream of working from home. Working from home means you’ll learn to rely on self-motivation, self-discipline, focus, and concentrations. Thanks to tech advances that make communication and collaboration over the miles easier, now more and more people are working from home. But even though you are thinking of that lifestyle is great as you can manage your job anytime you want and stay in the fun with your family, find the pros and cons of this option according to JobStreet Philippines.

Pros of Working from Home

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More Productive

The advantage of working from home is that you will be more productive. How did it happen? As long as you’re not sneaking off to yoga class or hitting the mall, you can actually be more productive when working from home. You can get more work done as you are no longer exposed to various disturbing distractions. Plus, you won’t have the occasional annoyances of office life: interruptions, loud co-workers, chatter, et cetera which will increase the difficulty of focusing on completing tasks in the office. Working from home is the right choice when it comes to this problem.

Cost Effective

Have you ever wondered how much time is spent while getting ready to go and getting home from work?  When you no longer have to go to the office, you are not only saving time but money! Think about how much gasoline costs you need to get to work. In addition, pressure on busy traffic routes can also be avoided. So working from home can save you money when you also do not have to go to the spa to get rid of stress.

Greater Flexibility

If you work from home, you likely have more control over the hours you work, and can carve out time for other responsibilities. However, some employers want their work-from-home staff to be available at all times during standard office hours, so make sure you’re clear about expectations. Co-workers will be one of the key factors in office comfort but not everyone lucky to have a great and fun co-worker at work. Working from home is a great alternative when it comes to dealing with annoying, hierarchical and official politics because you finally get to work in your own rhythm. Of course, you are also more flexible in terms of private appointments. 

Cons of Working From Home

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Lose Focus

It really takes a lot of discipline to focus on your job and actually get things done. Working from home requires a different level of self-discipline. After all, there’s no one around to know if you’re on task all day or other thing. If you work for an employer, you have to find a way to create a work environment at home that keeps you focused and putting in the hours each day that you’d devote to your job in the office. If you’re self-employed, you still need boundaries to make sure that things get done or your productivity and income will suffer. 

No Work Atmosphere

The atmosphere of working at home and the atmosphere of working in an office are very different. If in office, all around us are friends who works and speak the works This affects the mood of workers to do their work. If at home the atmosphere will also change the mood.

Difficult to get help

This applies when workers face a problem with their laptops or having problem using tele-conference. Workers who have IT skills may less affected but for those who are not proficient, it puts pressure on them because they are forced to get help from friends or from the helpdesk by telephone or improve themselves. It must have taken a long time.


Following a few simple tips and maintaining a high discipline can overshadow the cons and let you reap the fruits of the benefits. At first, working from home sounds great. And for many people, it is! But it has its drawbacks and it’s definitely not for everyone. Not sure working from home is the lifestyle for you? Test the waters, by starting with one or two days a week, to see if you’d thrive in a home office setting.

Also watch this video below to find out how to be more organised and productive while working from home.

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