For many years now, there have been discussions around the benefits and drawbacks of people working remotely or from a home office.
This is because the freedom, or at least the impression of freedom, that comes hand in hand with remote or home working strikes a chord with people from across almost every industry.
Unquestionably, it is the sense of autonomy gained from these practices, coupled with the desire to be independent, that has often proved the deciding factor for many a person who opts to work remotely when the opportunity is there.
For numerous businesses now though, the spread of Covid-19 means that home working is essential rather than optional.
The world, however, will soon revert back to normality, with offices and businesses opening their doors once more. Nevertheless, even when this happens, the dialogue surrounding remote and home working will remain, revived and reinvigorated.
To be clear, remote working means the opportunity to work from somewhere that isn't a centralised office – this may mean working from home, but it can also mean working from almost anywhere else.
Working from home, meanwhile, can incorporate remote workers, though more often than not simply refers to people who are working from home instead of in the office for a day, a week, a month, or however long.
For the time being, it seems like many of us have little choice but to work from home. Nevertheless, this is sure to change, and hopefully soon. Before long, people will no doubt even be relishing the idea of a tough meeting rather than another argument with their four-year-old over Mini Cheddars.
Contact the team at Perrys to ensure your business transitions are as smooth as they possibly can be.