Work From Home: A boon or a bane?
Updated: Sep 20, 2021
To many it is the greatest boon for corporate life and for some it is blurring the line between professional and personal.
Let's dive deep into this freshly brewed debate upon whether WFH is a boon or an entrapment.
You wake up, sit on the bed, and look out the window. You have a routine set for the day. And it begins as soon as you look to your left as there it is; staring right back at you.
Your workstation. Which is now your home workstation.
The very same room you were sleeping and dreaming in becomes a mini cubicle with only you in it.
For a duration of 8.5-10 hours or more (depending on how much you grind) that very room becomes your office.
And for some; that's a lousy feeling.
With the work from home culture, come various issues including lesser breaks, weekend support, longer work hours, no office camaraderie and most importantly, official frustrations which directly affects our personal life.
But just like every cloud has a silver lining, there are certain silver linings to the work from home culture too across various age groups. To begin with, you working from home means zero amount of time and money spent on commute, no extra expenditure on food or drinks at work. With that being said, family becomes the backbone for all the employees working from home. You get to live and be with your family even when you’re working and that’s a very important aspect for some, especially for the working moms. They get to spend more time with their kids and build a better relationship with the family around.
There are two sides to every coin and the work from home culture too has its own advantages and disadvantages subjective to every individual. In short, to answer if it is a boon or a bane, will be to each, his own.