IELTS/ PTE/TOEFL Writing Tasks, The Essay
Writing Task 2, Essay
The Essay Question:
Some people say that more and more people will work from home, as it will be the accepted norm in future while others believe this would be disadvantageous.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
It is said by few that an increasing number of people would do their work from their own residence rather than commuting to their workplace for the same in future, since this would be considered appropriate. However, some opine this practice would not be beneficial.
Proponents of the view that telecommuting is harmful contend that there would be a dent in the productivity of workers, organisations as well as a nation at large. People cannot be effectively monitored remotely and hence profits would dip. Besides, they say, the physical environs of an office creates an ambience of work, needed for motivation to push one’s boundaries.
On the contrary, working away from office at home, proffers the benefit of saving on precious resources like fuel for commuting by vehicles. To cite an example, during the recent pandemic of a deadly virus, the consumption of hydrocarbons plummeted across the globe. This in turn proved to be a boon for wildlife and the environment. Around the world, pollution dropped and a variety of fauna rejoiced in the vicinity of mankind.
Moreover, organisations can save on the exorbitant rentals and power bills in maintaining huge work stations, when greater number of staff report from their residence. Thus the working cost would be lower giving a boost to profitability vis-a-vis when all workers come to office.
To conclude, according to me, in times to come the volume of teleworkers would rise and it would be the new norm, since the advantages of teleworking are legion, although some think it would not be meritorious. Working from home is economically beneficial to organisations apart from protecting the natural resources for a nation. Additionally, it is environment friendly too.