Legal recognition of WFH, along with associated terms and conditions such as flexible work timings, payment of wages, and other rights and obligations of employer and employee under in the WFH regime is the need of the hour.
Work from Home
WFA will lead to solving such problems of relocation which will eventually expand or attract a wide talent pool for the organisations without worrying about any locational restrictions.
Working alone and independently with just a computer screen to keep the company of an employee is vastly different from the collective environment of an office. It is a new concept and an experiment. For most of employees when working from home, it can be extremely stressful due to rotating between...
Work culture linked to work output is the need of any successful economy. Output minus culture can never be a sustainable model. The strength of WFH lies in its Flexibility + Cost + Convenience.
While HR manages the hiring freeze, layoffs, online learning solutions, it is extremely important to not lose sight on building psychological safety for remote orkers/teams and employee experience - managing employees anxiety, motivation, engagement and well-being that impacts their productivity.
Challenges would be mostly related to productivity, lack of time management, remote connectivity issues and most importantly confidentiality issues. HR would have to step in to train employees in remote etiquettes, time management and most importantly communication.
WFH is a reality. The authors observations should not be read like a red herring prospectus against WFH. The policy makers, corporate honchos and social leaders must see and invest to mitigate the flipside.