Ways to Encourage Employees to Return to the Office

There was a time when employees were being treated as cogs in the machine and their lives were nothing less than a hamster on the wheel. I guess monotonousness, tiresome, daunting days are one of the most crucial reasons why employees tend to switch their jobs. And did you know what was the worst part, during those days, the employees did not care about it at all. Well, Today, on the contrary, the scenario seems to have changed to a great extent. The employees are being treated as valuable assets, due to which more and more businesses are found looking around for ways to encourage employees to return to the office. 

After the COVID pandemic, employees are seen enjoying the perks of working from home a lot lately. In fact, when asked whether to continue working from home or return to the office, most of them support working from home. Since they have already adapted and fallen in love with the concept. Turns out that convincing your employees to return to the offices could be easier said than done. No matter how tricky this part is, encouraging your valued assets is a doable job. Read away the following post and I am sure you will find “How”? 

Disadvantages of Working from Home

Of course, work from home opens a wide new range of possibilities for both businesses as well as employees. The outbreak of the pandemic has compelled most of the employees to continue working from their homes. Now I am sure you must have come across several posts emphasizing on the advantages of working from home such as flexibility and agility, enhanced employee retention, attracting new talent, increased productivity, convenience, healthy staff, less sickness absence, financial perks and whatnot! However, did you know that working from home offers a wide range of disadvantages as well.  

#1  Monitoring performance is not easy

Lastly from the business perspective, it is very difficult to manage remote teams. Here managing staff performance is pretty tricky. Businesses are often found concerned about home workings and their distractions. In addition to monitoring performance, maintaining team spirit is also difficult while working from home. 

#2 Isolation

Another disadvantage of working from home is that you are isolated which is certainly not good for your mental health. The feeling of being disconnected from your workspace and colleagues can be extremely daunting and depressing. Of course, you can schedule catch-ups or communicate on a regular basis with your teams but counterattacking the feeling of isolation is not easy. 

#3  It is not suitable for everyone

You see, not every person would be well-suited when it comes to working from home. There are people who do prefer working under specific circumstances or routines. Some staff would love to have some kind of personal interaction with their colleagues and work face-to-face with their seniors. So yes, for them working from home could be a very difficult option to consider. Apart from that, if you have a small kid in the house then concentrating on your work is something that is next to impossible. Toddlers being unknown to their boundaries tend to cause unnecessary interruptions, especially during skype calls or virtual meetings. Unless you have a dedicated work space at home.

Now let’s get to the other side of the coin, further, I would like to mention certain benefits of working from the office. 

How Working from the Office is Beneficial?

No matter how much this concept is being conflated these days, working from the office is way better than working from home. Here’s how? 

#1 The work culture

One of the obvious reasons is “the work culture”. You see every organisation has a culture of its own and that’s extremely important to increase revenue growth, productivity, creativity, etc. In fact, having a particular office culture can create a great impact on people’s well-being and ensures to keep  everyone together. 

Also, culture is needed for an adequate amount of support and development. Having a unique office environment won’t just enhance professional relationships but also create more and more development opportunities. 

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