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Many employees may work at home with the modern technology. Some people claim that it can be benefit only the workers, not the employers. Is it a positive or negative development?

Nowadays, the development of technology allows people to work from another place, such as home, without going to the office. While some people would argue that solely employees could reap the advantages from this trend, I disagree with this view and I believe it is a win-win situation for both bosses and workers.

On the one hand, employers certainly gain various advantages when working remotely. Firstly, telecommuting offers staff flexible schedules, allowing them to work at their own pace and while at same time they could manage to spend more quality time with their family members or to carry out domestic responsibilities, such as picking up children after school. Secondly, this trend is particularly suitable for jobs that require creativity such as graphic designing where they could not create high-quality and innovative products if they work under strict supervision. Finally, working at home could lead to lower expenditure and greater efficiency. It is evident that teleworkers not only cut down massive amounts of money on such things as gas, public transit passes, or professional clothing but also save a great deal of time commuting to and from the office.

On the other hand, this form of working also brings many benefits to employees. Perhaps the principal benefit is that by utilizing advanced communication technology, they could run the operation of the business easily. The clearest example of this is that entrepreneurs could hold teleconferences instead of previous traditional meetings or they can supervise workers effectively by making video calls. The other benefit is that they probably save a great deal of money from a reduction in exorbitant infrastructure costs and facility maintenance expenses because of less office space and fewer office supplies needed. As a result, those resources could be allocated to more important issues such as medical insurance for staff or give raises to deserving telecommuters who are consistently productive at work, thus boosting workplace morale and strengthening the business

In conclusion, I would argue that this is a positive tendency which provides certain advantages to both staff and employers.

Work-from-home jobs = telecommuting

Telecommuter = teleworker

Carryout domestic responsibilities: thực hiện trách nhiệm gia đình

Lower expenditure and greater efficiency: ít chi phí hơn và hiệu quả hơn

Public transport passes: vé đi lại công cộng

Commuting to and from the office: đi lại từ văn phòng

Utilizing advanced communication technology: sử dụng các công nghệ giao tiếp hiện đại

Hold teleconference: tổ chức hội thảo từ xa

Working in traditional office

Previous traditional meetings: các cuộc họp truyền thống trước đây

Supervise workers effectively:  giám sát các công nhân một cách hiệu quả

Exorbitant infrastructure costs: chi phí hạ tầng đắt đỏ

Facility maintenance expenses: chi phí duy trì thiết bị vật tư

Less office space needed: cần ít không gian văn phòng hơn

Medical insurance for staff: bảo hiểm y tế cho nhân viên

Deserving telecommuter: những người làm việc từ xa xứng đáng

Consistently productive at work: làm việc liên tục hiệu quả

Boosting workplace morale: tăng cường tinh thần làm việc

Strengthening the business: tăng cường việc kinh doanh

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