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Is working from home better than working from an office? Show more Show less
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With much of the world now working from home, it is time to revisit the question, is it better? From mental health, to productivity, to cost, is WFH really better than traditional office environments? Is WFH the future of work?

Yes, working from home is better than traditional offices Show more Show less

The advantages of WFH are clear, and companies miss big opportunities by not supporting their employees in working from home.
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Working from home saves money

By working from home, both employees and companies are able to earn more money.
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The Argument

Working remotely is financially beneficial to a company and its employees. Large companies are able to reduce office space by allowing employees to work from home, which also reduces the cost of electricity, air conditioning, and other necessary operations. Since the job can be done from any location, companies have a larger and more talented group of applicants to choose from.[1] A person is able to save more money when working from home. Telecommuting saves costs on gas and puts fewer miles in a car, lengthening its lifespan. Parents with young children are able to save money by working from home. They are able to care for their child instead of using childcare.[2] Working from home saves employees and companies money and is, therefore, better than a traditional office.

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A person is not able to completely focus on their job when working remotely and caring for a child. Young children require a great deal of attention, so parents will frequently be distracted or pulled away from their work. Parents may be compelled to out their child in childcare despite working from home due to the distractions.

Premises

[P1] Allowing employees to work remotely saves a company money. [P2] Working from home saves a person money. [P3] Therefore, working from home is better than a traditional office.

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References

  1. https://www.lifesize.com/en/video-conferencing-blog/how-working-from-home-saves-your-company-money
  2. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/ways-working-from-home-saves-money-3542565
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