During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all had to stay at home for 3 months in lockdown, and people were advised to work from home. Technology has played a big part in helping people to do this. In this post, I will be talking about the advantages and disadvatages of using technology working from home.
Virtual calls and meetings are things that have been occuring a lot during lockdown, but how can technology help? Well, lots of adults will have had to go to meetings to talk with their colleagues, and, because they were not allowed to meet up at offices, they had to virtually call. This, I think, is good because you can still get that feel of interacting with others even though you are not working at the office. It is a common assumption that employees working from home will result in decreased productivity, but surprisingly, lots of people think that working from home is great, one of reasons being is that they don't have to commute to get to the office, so they start work earlier. They will need technology to help them. You can connect to anyone anywhere around the world that has internet connection. Even leaders, like Boris Johnson, have been using technology to get messages out. In his press conferences, he answered questions from journalists virtually, but normally journalists have to sit in front of the Prime Minister. Even the Queen, aged 94, used Zoom!
There are a few disadvantages to using technology at home. One of these is that you may not have any internet connection, or you have technical issues, which could result in your call buffering and therefore you may not hear what everyone in your call is saying. In rural areas, internet connection is especially poor so they can't really work from home. Also, you could be participting in a really important meeting when your connection goes down, so you will not be able to speak and share your views with your fellow colleagues.
What do you think about using technology at home? Do you think it is good? How might people be at a disadvantage if they do not have this technology? Feel free to type you opinions below.
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