• Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many companies allowed their employees to work from home (WFH). Some employees are happy with WFH option, but some are not comfortable with it. There are pros & cons with WFH option for both employees and companies.

Advantages for Employees:

  • Travel time to and from the office will be saved.
  • They can spend more time with family. This is beneficial for many especially for parents of young children.
  • Even in modern times, women are expected to take care of home and children. With this responsibility, several women are forced to leave their jobs. The rise in WFH culture is a boon for them. With this more women can join in jobs again.
  • The location will not be a barrier. Employees can get a job, even if the office is located in another city.
  • If they want to get to know their office and colleagues better, they can attend the office at regular intervals like once a week.

Disadvantages for Employees:

  • The line between work and home will be blurred. In general, employees leave work tensions at office and come home to relax. But this opportunity will be lost and it may cause anxiety. If work and personal life are not balanced well, work will extend to longer hours. This can create WFH burnout.
  • Employees have to set up a work environment at home, which will incur extra expense. Even then, some people may not focus on work due to the lack of a professional atmosphere.
  • Some companies are giving so much work just because their employees are working from home.
  • Teamwork is a bit difficult while working from home.
  • Working from home from a long periods of time can hamper social and interpersonal skills.
  • Continuously staying at home may make some people feel isolated.
  • For some people, setting up office space at home may not be an option due to lack of extra space in the home.
  • Some jobs may require employees to be online during work hours and the continuous power supply may not be available to many.
  • It can be difficult to establish connections with new colleagues because the opportunity to meet and talk with them during coffee breaks will be lost.
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Advantages for Companies:

  • Less expense for office maintenance.
  • Can hire talented people, even if they reside in another city.
  • Employees may not ask for much leaves.

Disadvantages for Companies:

  • Training new staff can be tough with all the employees working from home.
  • Have to deal with WFH specific challenges like information security and hacking of video calls etc.
  • It’s difficult to monitor work from home employees.
  • It’s hard to establish connections among employees.


Even though work from home culture is on the rise due to COVID-19 situation, work from home opportunities will increase in number to adapt to the changing times. With time, companies and employees will take steps to reduce the disadvantages.
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  • Rachna chauhan, Oct 10, 2022 @ 12:34 pm Reply

    Well, I am in in favour of WFO because we work in a professional environment. We are getting the opportunity to socialise with people, which is extremely important for our professional growth. It increases our economic output rather than WFH home, where we become lazy and unable to focus on work for long periods of time due to a lack of a proper work environment. If we have a problem at work, we cannot easily communicate with our coworkers. It has become incredibly hard for WFH to clear doubts via phone or text because no one is available on the spot to listen to our concerns. WFH involves a distraction.

  • Ranch Office, Jun 22, 2022 @ 6:02 pm Reply

    I like working from home as well as working in the office, but I work less productive from home – that’s true. Our office is no longer available, and I have recently been getting out of the house at least twice a week and working in a coworking space. Plus, you can choose any space, even the one near your house, and you don’t spend a lot of time on commuting. And most importantly, I work more efficiently there and complete my daily tasks much faster.

  • Prasoon, Jun 12, 2022 @ 10:43 am Reply

    I agree with your thoughts, because covid 19 This idea was great because of the pandemic situation. Work from home was good, but there are some pros and cons. It is like two sides of the same coin in any situation. In my point of view work from home is sometimes beneficial for employees but there is no proper works are done and employees too much attached to the family that time very difficult for changing work to office.

  • Hülya, Apr 21, 2022 @ 8:42 am Reply

    It is a fact that WFH saved a lot of lives during the severe Covid-19 days, but I don’t think it should be commonplace in business. It leads to lethargic employees because of not leaving home. Leaving home, on top of everything, activates and energizes us no matter how obligatorily we do it. It is good for all to stay fresh and alive. Apart from this, It keeps one’s imagination alive. When we leave home and see things and people and places, everyday things though, we get somehow inspired to put in our work and home more. Although it seems inevitable to see the WFH culture on the rise, we should remember the conventional way has its own nice and memorable ways.

  • PRANAV M S, Jan 24, 2022 @ 1:39 pm Reply

    WFH has its own pros and cons. But in a pandemic situation like Covid, people should opt WFH if its available because we should try to control the situation rather than spreading it. I don’t think WFH will reduce productivity because people are now very adaptive to everything. We all was once unaware of lockdowns and quarantine but we gradually learnt and moved on with it. So will be the case for productivity on WFH jobs. After the condition becomes under control, choice should be given to employees to choose whether they need WFH or Work from Office.

  • jitin grover, Nov 16, 2021 @ 11:01 pm Reply

    We get confused between “WORK FROM HOME” and ” WORK FOR HOME”.
    Productivity is important and for that perfect atmosphere, team is needed.
    Cant get everything at one place . This is good for few days not for lifetime.

  • Santhanalakshmi G, Jun 24, 2021 @ 9:08 pm Reply

    If we Work from Home It will reduces the productivity of work. Apart from we spend time to family and taking care of elders in our family, We have to produce quality work. So It will be produced in Work from Home.

  • Ankit Modanwal, Apr 3, 2021 @ 10:33 am Reply

    Yes I am totally agree with point and you said which point I wanted to say but some of disvantages of work from home job such as if they are working from home so you know people will get bored easily and they will feel lazy that time they will not complete their work and some of people will not have any operated machine such as laptop and printer and so on but I m going to advantages of work from office is good because if we will work there so our lifestyle will be chnage means a will be in a proper dressed and it will be easy to work with its collegue if we need to help so they can help it’s advantages of this but I’m concluding over point that whether work from home or work from office being human no one satisfied with one place if they will work in office so they will think about home base job and they will work from home so they will think about office so according to both are good and some times we need to work from home as such we worked in the covid 19 time last year. That’s it thanks u

  • Ashwani Saini, Feb 16, 2021 @ 10:27 pm Reply

    I don’t think so that wfh is bad for employees .
    Because during work from we can spend our more time with family.
    Wfh should be neccesery to like it sectors companies.
    But many companies are there have to do work in office
    We can’t do work from home in these types of companies.

  • Yojna, Jan 29, 2021 @ 12:42 pm Reply

    According to me, WFH is good or not is a subjective matter. Some employees are happy with it while some are against it. The preference of employees is important but in the end, what matters is whether the company is growing with this WFH culture or not, are they able to achieve their goals or not. If everything is going positively, then it’s not bad to prefer what employees prefer and make new policies accordingly, as change is important for a better tomorrow.

  • Sangmesh Mali, Dec 11, 2020 @ 7:57 pm Reply

    Since after all the points I would like to say that WFH has both advantages and disadvantages too. But it is need of the state that when we have to focus on it and when we have to neglect it. In the pandemic situation every IT company allowed to WFH but the major core sector industries can’t afford or can’t do WFH because man power requires in the industry to solve the problem their on field and also look at the other upcoming problems by assessing it. But in the IT company it is required for alternative basis i.e. for a week half people will WFH and remaining half Work in office and alternative. It will reduce the Pollution and time of travelling, cost of travel and manages office work, professionalism, social adaptability of people and teamwork in projects.

  • Angstrom Biotech, Sep 28, 2020 @ 4:09 pm Reply

    In every field work from home are not possible like automobile, pharmaceutical and refinery sectors because lots of work on field not on system. Before lockdown after lockdown there are some field they not provide WFH because it’s not possible. Every Topic have pros and cons and this topic have already, WFH are good for some field and they enjoyed this time period with there family and celebrate all festivals.

  • Versha Raj, Sep 12, 2020 @ 12:45 pm Reply

    In my opinion WFH is not too good.In this pandemic we all are living with our family which gives us happiness but at the same time it lacks professionalism .Many of us are not living in that type of environment where every one can understand these all things and if we are working whole day ,somewhere it also kept us isolated .The conclusion is that we are living in our house but neither it gives relaxation nor it creates the perfect working environment .

  • Shukla Das, Aug 9, 2020 @ 6:42 pm Reply

    According to me work at home is very good for us because of vivid pandemic. Everything we are doing official work at home where as conveyance is not available as well as we don’t need to spend money to go to office. We work at home as well as take care of our family where elderly people and children are staying with us. In our laptop, mobile we are sharing everything and doing our official job. In this pandemic situation somehow we have been working at home and getting my remuneration.

    • Team GD Ideas, Aug 19, 2020 @ 9:26 am Reply

      Yes! WFH option can help us in taking care of family responsibilities.

  • Rajat, Aug 8, 2020 @ 8:56 pm Reply

    WHF is in boom due to pandemic situation, it has several advantages but it lacks in the very basic area , it affects productivity of work. When we go to office though we spend some time on travelling but on reaching we are in a working environment and it is very necessary for mostly all to give their best at their work which i guess lack when we are in home. And switching of mind between work and home is very necessary for an individual in WHM this line gets somewhat blur and office tensions may reflect at home which can create family problem.

    • Team GD Ideas, Aug 19, 2020 @ 9:21 am Reply

      That’s true Rajat. Blurred lines between work and home can affect productivity.

  • Tinku paul, Aug 6, 2020 @ 6:57 am Reply

    According to me nowadays the pandemic situation all over the world forced us to work from home. But work from home there are pros and cons. First of all we go to office physically we work concentrately because that time there is no family hazardous and we know we have come to office within specified time we have to complete our work but when work from home we can’t concentrate properly because of for women household chores and for man also may be feeling lazy or any other problem as a result ens of the day we don’t get maximum output but time spend . We go to office it is taking time but work from home we can save our time as well as we don’t need to face any conveyance problem in this present time. But we work office it is different feeling and work from home it is different feeling because of office other staffs are there but house we have to work alone.

    • Team GD Ideas, Aug 7, 2020 @ 11:03 am Reply

      Welcome back Tinku! That’s right. Many employees feel more productive in a professional work environment.

  • VIVEK YADAV, Jul 30, 2020 @ 5:08 pm Reply

    The productivity of a person person reduces immensly in work from home.
    The social life of the professional is totally lost.
    With companies give too much of work and ther is no limit to office hours in work from home the stress level is too much.
    People cant be always connected due to internet problem.
    The internet companies are charging heft amout for internet plans which will be difficult for the people who already have financial problems.

    • Team GD Ideas, Aug 7, 2020 @ 11:15 am Reply

      Yes! Staying productive while working from home is very difficult for many.

  • Ayushi, Jul 4, 2020 @ 9:09 pm Reply

    Work from Home is the demand of current challenging times but it always will be a second option to physically going to an office. The physical interaction cannot compete with the digital one. There are connectivity issues online but offline, people just talk and connect. The office already shares a work atmosphere, thus productivity is increased there. Also, while working in an office space, a person moves either to submit a report or talk to a colleague. But, work from home gives one the luxury of sitting at just one place and managing work from there. Sitting for such long hours can result in issues like back pain. So, work from home may be a favourable option now because of the hard times we live in but it is a compromise.

  • charitha, Jul 3, 2020 @ 8:45 pm Reply

    WHF is suitable for those who have wifi facility in their has some pros and cons.No need to travel from here to there.time will be saved.At this pandemic time it is ver much better to stay at home and work from home.

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