"Work from home" refers to a flexible work arrangement where employees work remotely from their home instead of commuting to a physical office or workplace. This event is becoming increasingly popular as technological advances make it easier to stay connected and collaborate with colleagues from remote locations.
Work-from-home schemes can offer benefits for both employees and employers. For employees, it can reduce commute time and costs, improve work-life balance and provide a more comfortable and personalized work environment. It can reduce office space and costs for employers, increase employee satisfaction and retention, and allow for a more diverse and geographically distributed workforce.
However, work-from-home arrangements do present some challenges, such as maintaining communication and collaboration between remote team members, ensuring data security and effectively managing workloads. However, effective policies and procedures, clear communication and the use of technology can help address these challenges and ensure successful work-from-home arrangements.
With MyDesk, employees can easily indicate that they work from home. Through the platform’s user-friendly interface, they can update their status to "working from home", giving managers and colleagues a clear overview of who is available in the office and who is working remotely. This supports effective communication and coordination, even in a flexible and geographically dispersed work environment.« Back to Glossary Index