T here are benefits and opportunities to both working remotely and working in an office — neither of them is perfect. And, if you’re trying to create the ultimate culture, as mentioned above, you’ll need to take into consideration the unique implications of both. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of both working in an office and working remotely.
Working in an office is the traditional standard method of employment. It is familiar and pretty well-established as a practice. While there some offices that skew outside the norm (we’re looking at you, startups with ping pong tables!), for the most part, people know what to expect when they take an office job.
Working remotely is still somewhat new. While lots of companies are doing it and they are all willing to share what has or hasn’t worked for them, it can still be a black box for teams looking to make it their own. Here are a few of the pros and cons, both from a company and an employee perspective, for working remotely.