• Is the freedom given to employees when working remotely a privilege? Why?

    Posted by majed on March 7, 2023 at 1:53 am

    Is it better when people work in an area they are comfortable in? or keep the stricter side of the corporate world?

    monicaval replied 4 months, 1 week ago 13 Members · 12 Replies
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  • sylphieeee

    March 10, 2023 at 2:18 am

    The only freedom remote workers have it how and when they want to approach their work. They would still have to work regardless of being on-site or remotely working. I would not say it is a privilege, but it is definitely convenient. On site workers could have the same convenience too, but that depends on their employer.

    • HannahJ

      March 10, 2023 at 9:47 am

      I have the same sentiments with you!

  • shernan

    March 13, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing your post. Based on my experience, the freedom given to employees when working remotely is definitely a privilege. It allows individuals to work in an environment that suits their needs, resulting in higher productivity and job satisfaction. However, it is important to maintain a balance between freedom and accountability to ensure that work is still completed efficiently.

    And if you want to learn more, check out this article I wrote entitled “Is Remote Work a Blessing or a Curse?”


    Is Remote Work a Blessing or a Curse?

    • matt

      March 13, 2023 at 6:33 pm

      I Agree!👍🏻

  • rafael

    March 13, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Allowing employees to work remotely is a privilege because not all companies offer it. Some businesses see remote work as a benefit for their employees, giving them more flexibility and a better work-life balance. However, it’s important to remember that remote work has challenges like self-discipline and effective communication with colleagues.

    According to an article in Forbes, remote workers may experience feelings of isolation and disconnection from their colleagues, which can impact their overall job satisfaction and productivity. Companies must provide support and resources for remote workers to help them feel connected and engaged.

    Reference: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/03/05/remote-work-is-a-privilege/?sh=150e7e1c166f

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by  rafael.
  • jazzteene

    March 13, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Working remotely can be both a privilege and a responsibility. While it offers greater freedom and flexibility, it also requires a high degree of self-discipline and accountability to ensure that work is completed to a high standard. As for whether people work better in a comfortable environment or under the stricter rules of the corporate world, it ultimately depends on the individual and their work style.

  • Ruztien

    March 13, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    In terms of flexibility, yes. However, the privilege of working remotely also comes with added responsibility and requires a high level of self-discipline, time management, and communication skills.

  • JohnHenry

    March 13, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Yes, Because when there is freedom there is also trust. Trust that you will still do your task professionally with or without supervision.

  • ChristianDave

    March 13, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    All of your insights are noteworthy, thank you for this, I get to learn a lot more.

  • Jonathan

    March 14, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Yes, the freedom given to employees when working remotely is generally considered a privilege. Remote work allows employees to have more flexibility and control over their work environment, schedule, and work-life balance. However, this privilege also comes with the responsibility to be self-motivated, productive, and communicative, as well as the need for access to the necessary technology and resources.

  • maureen

    March 14, 2023 at 8:10 am

    for me, I can say that yes, it is a privilege. But I also read an article that caught my attention and made me agree with that statement. Here is the link 🙂 https://libertymind.co.uk/working-from-home-is-not-a-privilege/#:~:text=We%20should%20all%20be%20able,it%20is%20a%20human%20right.

  • monicaval

    July 24, 2023 at 9:15 am

    Remote work provides employees with the privilege of flexibility, work-life balance, and location independence. It eliminates the need for daily commutes, offers autonomy in task management, and allows for personalized workspaces. This privilege expands job opportunities, promotes inclusivity and diversity, and fosters better focus and productivity. However, it’s important to ensure equitable access to remote work opportunities for all employees to fully benefit from this privilege.