Should businesses move online for work instead?

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Hello, my name is flowing_strategy and I will be showing mainly pros and cons of why and why not businesses should move online for work instead.


Firstly, online work has increased rapidly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which leaves lots of businesses and people moving online to do their work by using zoom, moving their stores onto websites .etc This is a great step for businesses because:

1. It will be easier for people to work, bringing no need to do lots of writing.

2. It's easier to communicate with others in your workspace and have meetings.

3. More customers will visit their online websites and probably purchase things online and get it delivered which will also stop the spread of COVID-19, and make it easier for many others.

4. Ad Revenue. If they have adverts on their site, they could make money from it! Since more people will go online, this will be a great opportunity to gain ad revenue.

5. Ad Clicking. If they advertise on other websites, some people will click on the advert brings more people to their site. More people = more money.

Let's not get too distracted by the benefits of moving a business and your workers online. Now, we will move onto the...


1. Businesses will begin to loose money by closing their stores and loosing many many customers.

2. As stores begin to close, people will also begin to loose their jobs in that business, which could make their workers unhappy or even not be able to pay their rent, bills, you name it.

3. To add to number one, their business could collapse due to possible losses of money.

4. More demand for delivery drivers, meaning more boxes, more packaging, more vans, more motorcycles .etc which will make them spend more money which also adds to 1 and 3.

5. To add to four, excess pay. If they hire probably triple the amount of delivery drivers .etc, you might have to pay more than you did with the staff who wored on stores.


My conclusion is that businesses should move online if they have the money, customers and financial help to support themselves for the possibly permanent change. This will probably be the way people work around 80 years from now, so it's probably best to be more modern and technical early. But if they don't have the money, support .etc with most of their sales and profits coming from their stores, they shouldn't move online.

Thank you for reading my post,


Comments (9)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    19 Nov 2020

    Several good reasons given for either side here, flowing_strategy. If you could pick one of your points to expand into a paragraph, which would you choose and what would you say?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    19 Nov 2020

    Hi there, This is a really good post flowing_strategy I can see that you've used some really good skills such as problem solving and more but In my opinion I think that we should work inside so then you can keep safe from the virus

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    1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg flowing_strategy | Michael Faraday School
      decisive_redcurrant's comment 20 Nov 2020

      Thank you decisive_redcurrant for the opinion! Yes, in this time we honestly should but lets say in the future (if) we live with COVID-19 like it's some seasonal virus and a vaccine is developed, maybe we should go back to our regular workspace for a while but in the future, move online if they have all the support to do it.

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  • Cheam Common logo wondrous_orca | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    19 Nov 2020

    I think it is better to work in person because:
    -There are lots of distractions at home
    -You won't need to leave early for work because of the distance or the preparation
    -You will interact more and make more friends so you will feel more lonely
    -You will remain mentally healthy; because of staying at home a lot of people have been stressed.
    Therefore, I think people should work in person

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg flowing_strategy | Michael Faraday School
    20 Nov 2020

    Hi Tom, thanks for the star and the question! In my personal view, I would choose Point 1 in PROS and join together Point 2 in PROS to that. What I would change it into if I could is:
    It will be alot more simple and easier for people to work. You don't need to do loads and loads of writing, which reduces stress and makes the working environment a happier and even healthier place. It will be easier to have meetings with zoom and other meeting platforms. It will be easier to communicate with your fellow colleagues via texts and phone/video calls.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg remarkable_knowledge | Michael Faraday School
    20 Nov 2020

    I agree with you flowing_strategy because some people already work from home and every else should too. For example, we have Zoom to talk to our teachers so we can still work but at the same time it's not that great because there are people that still can't to shops.

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  • cherished_photograph | Whyteleafe School E
    21 Nov 2020

    no because you still don't get the money.

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    23 Nov 2020

    I think the coronavirus has taught us to do a lot more things at home. Like the pros, it will reduce the spread of the virus, however like the cons, businesses may loose lots of money. I am in the middle of whether we should start doing work at home though.

    If we all do work at home we won't get to see our friends. We can find new friends in a shop, or recent ones in a school. In my opinion, friends make a day of work better. Some people don't like going to work but maybe when they think of their friends they think, ' I really want to see them and talk to them. In that case I have to get ready'. It might seem like a silly example but friends can tempt people to get out of bed. Also, if we start doing work from home, we still need to do lots of writing on the device we are using; it would be very similar to if we were writing on paper, at work. Advertisements are a good way to make money, however, in my opinion, I find adverts really annoying. Instead of making me want to but/get/download what the advert's talking about; it makes me avoid it, in a way. Advertisements are super good for showing people what your business is all about, so I guess they have to make an advert, otherwise how are they going to make money?

    However, If we do work online, there will be less pollution, less cars out and about on a daily basis, and, work would start much quicker. If the stores loose their customers by converting to the internet, they will slowly but surely regain them by advertising. Also, If the business converted to the internet, they could still get paid online, through a computer. Keep in mind, money doesn't have to be coins or notes. If the business collapses, they could ask for money from the government or elsewhere, otherwise, if they have a website, they need to get lots of money from there. For 4 and 5, the business doesn't have to completely stay on the internet or on its street. That way they can make enough money.

    I think, I am a little bit on the 'cons' side. With the reasons given, I'm not entirely sure we should make all work be done online. (By the way all the paragraphs were based on the post's points).

    Thanks for reading

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  • selfassured_robin | Whyteleafe School C
    30 Nov 2020

    Lets say it may have to. I know this may be nice for some people staying at home but i know so people who just want to get out of the house to go to their office or even just get out. I think this would be hard though because what if they can't access Zoom or what if there site crashes. it would be something they would have to work out and take a long time to work out so people would be able to access it.

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