Is Remote Work Good For Your Business?

by Jacqueline Martinez Feb 9,2016

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

Most employees love the idea of working from home, but employers are often not sure about the productivity of their remote employees. Working from home has set a trend in the industry.

But is remote work good for you business?

Here’s a list of advantages and disadvantages of remote work


1. Reduced Stress Levels

Remote employees have less pressure from the managers compared to their counterparts who are watched by their bosses 24/7. Less pressure means more focus; more focus leads to increased productivity.

2. Reduced Cost

Working from home means no commuting to work, and that means reduced transport cost. Employers also don’t have to spend on their office space which is again reduced cost for both employees and employers.

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3. More Engaged Employees

Experts say that remote employees are more engaged than their counterparts. They can work flexibly and have less pressure which makes them more enthusiastic to work and engages them.

4. Working At one’s Own Pace

Remote employees do not have to work in particular time intervals. They work on their projects according to their convenience and only have to submit it before the deadline. So working at their own pace makes it more advantageous.


1. Complete Dependence On Technology

Technology plays the major role in communicating with coworkers and in discussing work related problems. But if technical issues like connectivity problems etc arise, there is no other option for a remote employee to communicate with his coworkers or get his work done.

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2. Distractions

Working from home is not free from distractions. Remote employees face problems with these distractions because of no filters like in the workplace.

3. Lack Of Social Workplace Culture

While you are working remotely, you might be in contact with your co-workers, but you can never feel the social life that employees usually have at their workplace.

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4. No Routine

Not all remote employees are motivated enough to start working without a work routine. Some might just end up being less productive as remote employees.

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Jacqueline Martinez
Director of Marketing

Jacqueline Martinez is the Director of Marketing at Engagedly, where she leads initiatives to fuel the marketing-to-sales pipeline through strategic content management, revenue operations, and thoughtful mentoring. She is a growth-focused marketing executive with extensive experience driving multi-million-dollar revenues across SaaS, technology, real estate, oil & gas, and financial services industries.

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