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摘要: [anti-both] Woring at home using computers or telephones is better than working in the office.   A new method of employment c...

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Woring at home using computers or telephones is better than working in the office.

 

A new method of employment called SOHO, which allows employees to work in their own homes, becomes quite popular in recently years. It seems downright plausible that this new method offers more convenience and comfort to employees in this highly electronically connected world. However, I believe otherwise.

  Admittedly, working at home grants employees more freedom and more time to enjoy their lives as they do not have to spend so much of their days on their way to their offices. With fast internet access or instant communication via mobile phones, they can respond to their superiors or give orders to their inferiors as readily as traditional employees do. Take my uncle for example. My uncle Johnson is a project manager in a company which allows employees to spend office hours in their own houses. Unlike many other managers who have to get up very early to attend all kinds of meetings or other occasions, my uncle enjoys a relative relaxing working environment because he just needs to turn on his laptop to participate in video conference, give instructions to others or deal with files subjected to his approval. Nevertheless, convenient as this new SOHO way is, it still has a great many demerits which convince me that it should not replace the conventional method.

Firstly, lack of supervising may lead to languishing business. Workers, working at home or not, are paid to create value for their companies and therefore, it is absolutely reasonable to require them to be  fully devoted to their work during office hours. However, the SOHO method puts such requirement at stake because the employers many not be able to check their employees constantly. Without the guarantee of high efficiency, a company may be driven out of business easily. The company my cousin used to work in went bankruptcy exactly for this reason. This designing company he once worked was originally extremely competitive. However, as most of the work was done by computers, the manager decided that allowing workers working in their homes would cut down the cost of the company. Just a few months after the SOHO policy, this company began to face financial problems and went down completely after another 3 months. Undoubtedly, this example attests to a major problem with SOHO: lower efficiency caused by absence of administration.

Another equally discouraging point about SOHO is that workers working at home are not as likely to develop cozy relationships as their traditional counterparts do. In traditional working environment, the relationship among workers is not totally instrumental as they can always share gripes, jokes, gossips and satisfactions with each other. However, the relationship among SOHO workers may become totally pragmatic and utilitarian and this may hurt business as well as workers themselves. Without a relatively close connection with their colleagues, employees may become reluctant to cooperate or confide constructive ideas to others and also may develop a sense of loneliness and isolation which may cause some psychological troubles or lead to quitting. Take my uncle’s company for example; even though he seems to enjoy his current working method, he has to admit that the annual resignation rate is almost 3 times higher than before and he has to keep recruiting novices who may not be as capable as old employees.

I concede that working at home may seem to be convenient and alluring but I still suggest any company that wants to try this new method have a second thought because of its apparent drawbacks.


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