Written by: Xuân Phi, 26/11/2023
Supported by: Ex-BC Examiner, 27/11/2023
Question: Many people may work from home using modern technology today. Some people think that only workers benefit from this, not employers. Do you agree or disagree?
(IELTS Academic – 25/11/2023)
Recent technical advancements have made it possible for more people to work remotely. However, it is commonly argued that this trend solely benefits employees, not companies. I largely disagree with this assertion given the positive impacts of remote working on cost saving and job satisfaction even though company productivity might suffer to an extent.
The foremost rationale for why I believe remote working supports companies is that it allows them to curtail enormous spending. Corporations from various industries such as Google and BMW have reported a significant reduction in expenses encompassing office rentals, equipment and utility bills since the adoption of work-from-home schemes using virtual office spaces such as Google Meet and Zoom. This, in turn, has allowed for more investments in product research and development to outperform their competitors and generate greater profits for stakeholders.
Another justification for my belief that working from home is advantageous to employers is increased job fulfilment among workers. It is because as well as being free from commuting hassle and office regulations, those working remotely generally have more time for family for a harmonious balance between their personal and professional lives. These positive aspects can contribute to a boost in job satisfaction which allows companies to reinforce a committed and motivated workforce that can fuel their success.
Nevertheless, I concede that companies might struggle to ensure efficiency. When working remotely, employees may contend not only with distractions stemming from household responsibilities, such as attending to children and cooking, but also with technical challenges like internet connection disruptions or software failures. These issues can disrupt their workflow, causing them to be less productive than working in a professional office setting.
In conclusion, I am mostly in disagreement with the idea that remote working only offers advantages to workers as it can significantly reduce companies’ spending while increasing employees’ level of contentment allowing for a more dedicated workforce despite a possible decline in productivity. That is why more organisations should adopt this policy and provide people with guidelines and tips on how to work effectively from home.
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|Làm việc từ xa
|Curtail enormous spending
|Cắt giảm chi tiêu khổng lồ
|Phí thuê văn phòng
|Các hóa đơn tiện ích
|Chương trình làm việc tại nhà
|Vượt trội hơn
|Sự hài lòng công việc
|Rắc rối đi lại
|Nội quy văn phòng
|Sự cân bằng hài hòa
|A committed and motivated workforce
|Một lực lượng lao động tận tâm và có động lực