For the past couple of months, the entire world is struggling with a new type of coronavirus called COVID-19. Naturally, as the virus spread to almost all the countries around the world, global and local firms are considering different precautions. Most of the global firms are encouraging working from home for their employees as much as possible. Actually, this model of working has been around us for quite some time. But it was not as common as it is now. So, did this new type of coronavirus shows us working from is possible at a larger scale?
Who Can Work from Home?
When you work from home, you don’t need to visit the office. In some cases, some employees go to their office once or twice a week. In others, employees work from home by using technologies such as Skype or VPN.
Most of the business are starting to encourage their employees to adopt this type of working. However, before this global COVID-19 pandemic, there were some occupations tht were able to work from home. Here, we will give a short list of some of these occupations.
- Digital marketers
- Content writers
- IT employees
- Computer programmers
- Community managers
Of course, this is not a comprehensive list. The list mainly includes the individuals working in digital marketing and traditional marketing fields. There are other occupations that can work from home as well.
Benefits of Working from Home
- First and most importantly, working from home significantly decreases overall operational costs of the businesses.
- If done correctly, business can achieve higher efficiency from their employees.
- Employees can learn to better manage their time.
- Employees spend less time on the traffic which contributes to increasing efficiency.
- Employees can handle their daily business in their lunch break.
COVID-19 Effect on Working from Home
As the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the new COVID-19 as a pandemic, the global economy has experienced certain challenges. One of these challenges was working close with people in a tight office space.
Increasingly, countries are taking precautions to quarantine the citizens to avoid further and fast spread of the virus. As a result, more and more companies around the world are trying working from home. Although this seems to be a temporary solution, the efficiency of this work method might be notices. In addition to individuals in digital marketing sector, other sectors might consider shifting to this working model over the long run.