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Pros and cons of office-based work

Pros and cons of office-based work

Some coders prefer remote working; others disagree, and would rather keep their office commute and routine going. is it a blessing or a curse to work in an office? Both sides have substantial arguments to put forward. Here’s our take on the pros and cons of office-based work.


1. PRO: Interpersonal skills

When you are surrounded by a people, you become more alert and conscious of yourself. Your communication and interpersonal skills are also boosted.


2. CON: Commuting

Hate being stuck in traffic? Is road rage making your commute miserable? If you work from home, the only obstacle is not tripping over your cat/dog as you ‘travel’ from your bedroom to your workspace.


3. PRO: Time management

Unlikewhen one is working remotely / from home, offices usually have fixed hours for work, lunch and coffee/tea breaks. This is especially useful for those people who find it difficult to discipline themselves. Plus, working in an office environment can also help you learn about maintaining punctuality.


4. CON: Flexibility

When you are working from an office, you have a set schedule, while when working from home / remotely, you have the flexibility to tailor your day to your needs.


5. PRO: Contact

When you work in an office, it is much easier to get in touch with your employers, colleagues and even clients when the need arises. Even nowadays, many people prefer to speak face-to-face than than through emails and texts.


6. CON: A sedentary lifestyle

One of worst cons of working in an office environment is that it will slowly make you live a static lifestyle. You will probably spend most of your working hours sitting down in front of a computer, which can actually be harmful to your health.


Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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Last modified on: July 31, 2020


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