Isaac Asimov once said, “The only constant is change.” This is not only true in life, but in business as well. One trend that has changed in recent times is the popularity of telecommuting. Although many people have differing opinions concerning this, it has not been around long enough, on a big enough scale, to see its true impact on business. Some of the common question business owners ask themselves when deciding if allowing employees to telecommute are, “Will it make the employees more productive, happier, lonelier, disconnected, or more connected? Will telecommuting negatively or positively affect the company culture?” It’s a tough decision, and like most tough decisions, there isn’t one answer that works for everyone.
There are some great benefits to telecommuting. We’ve given you several pros and cons to think about below:
Cons – the flip side
At the end of the day, successful telecommuting takes strong time management skills from the employee, strong communication lines between the manager and the employees, and lastly managers need to have a strong understanding of the responsibilities of their employees and the time it takes them to complete the tasks. As we move deeper into this technological age, we see that people enjoy independent working more and more. So will telecommuting be the future of business or is it just a trend? What do you think?