The so-called home office is suitable for many employees. For example, they do not have to move to their workplace for a long time. “If you evaluate it, the person from home will do more work than the office. I like the best combination, which means the company allows me to be both at home and in the office,” said Jacob Matt, Sodexo Benefity employee, who has been working from home since more than a year.
“We believe that when people are free, they achieve the best results. And that’s what matters. So it doesn’t really matter whether they work from home, office or coffee shop,” believes company director Martina Machova.
Will people do more work at home or in the office?
However, the prevailing opinion among Czech companies is that people are more productive in the workplace. According to a survey with a home office, eighty percent of businesses contacted no longer count, about fourteen percent of employers want to allow consolidation, and still only two percent of businesses prefer to work from home.
“Employers are afraid that they will not have employees under control, that they will not be able to measure their work performance well, and obviously many managers are afraid that if they do not see these people every day, they will be hanging out somewhere,” said CEO of Powers Group Worker Jaroslava Riesler.
According to some companies, employees lose their work habits
A third of Geis’ employees have also worked from home during the pandemic. The management has now decided to close the home office. “It is important for us that even management personnel are in daily contact with the process. For optimal operation and resolution of certain situations, it is necessary for employees to have the opportunity to meet each other, ”as the director of the company Yaroslava Shindelaelova described.
Náchod Atas elektromotory has a similar opinion about working from home. He talks, for example, about the loss of work habits or social deprivation. “In any case, it is not possible to talk about maintaining at least the level of labor productivity, but on the contrary,” said the chairman of the company’s board of directors, Otto Danok.