Work From Home vs. Work From Office

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More than a year after the pandemic and this impacts the working style of most people. Yes, we were asked to work from home for certain period. Some people find it flexible and some people prefer to work in the office. There have been hot debates on work from home vs work from office. Let’s compare them side-by-side to understand the pros and cons of each.

1. Commuting

In average, Malaysians spend 1 to 1.5 hour on daily commute to work (including public transport and self driving). The commuting time is outside the working hour while the expenses are fully borne by workers. I believe most people might have the wish to get rid of the heavy traffic and boring driving experience. On another side, working remotely by using telecommuting devices and facilities can save lots of time. If your job scope can be fully/mostly done without a physical office, why would you spend extra time in commuting?

2. Communication

Nowadays, smart devices and applications have greatly improved the quality and efficiency of work. Although text, video call and emails can solve most communication issues, yet face-to-face communication is still the most preferred method. This is the most straight forward method to make things clear and it also strengthens the relationship and rapport with other colleagues. Communication can be a disaster for indiscipline remote worker. Who knows what is he doing behind the screen? Working? Or slacking?

3. Productivity

In office, the environment alerts you that this is a place to work. The productivity should be higher comparing to remote worker. Surprisingly, research shows that a typical office worker is interrupted every 11 minutes (can be an interesting joke or phone call by colleague) and this is a big hit to employee productivity. In home, everything can be a distraction and it highly relies on your own discipline. As the flexibility level is different so individual personality plays more important role to increase productivity.

4. Entry and Quit Flexibility

As virtual office does not have physical substance so you may easily sign up and terminate the plan. If you had office moving experience, pretty sure you hate the transition and additional costs for renovation and reinstatement after a contract. On another hand, serviced office offers fully furnished and essential facilities so you may move in and move out only with your personal belongings. Both virtual and serviced office are flexible comparing to the traditional office space.

In conclusion, there is no absolute answer to claim which is the best but you may find the most suitable way to conduct your business. InCube8 offers both virtual office and serviced office services where you can work at home or office at minimal costs and focus on your core activities. Contact us now to know more about the packages!