'Work from home' is becoming the new mantra on the lips of most employees, as for employers, they cannot wait to have their staff back in the office. For a lot of small and medium scale businesses, office space gulps a considerable amount of their capital. It is dangerous to generalize any solution. Instead, individuals and companies should weigh their options and consider what is best for them.
History repeating itself...
The work from home campaign didn't just start during the COVID-19 pandemic or this millennium, in September of 1994, American company AT&T embarked on a social experiment. Rather than have the worker go to work, they decided to take the work to the worker.
Thirty-two thousand (32,000) employees were asked to work from home, including top-level staff and employees in the lowest rank. Throughout the initiative, AT&T avoided running costs of over $550 million. IBM had a similar initiative, Mobility Initiative, which saved them over $100 million...
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