Before the Coronavirus outbreak, there were many reasons why employees worked from home. For some, it's about removing distractions and finishing work. For others, they simply live too far away. For some, it's about maintaining a work-life balance, and sometimes it's outside influences that affect the whole company, including weather, natural disasters, loss of power, or even contagious illness.
Allowing employees to work remotely obviously offers benefits such as health and safety during times of national emergencies. However, traditionally, for some employees, remote work has provided improved employee satisfaction, reduced attrition, increased productivity, and decreased unscheduled absences. For the company, it offers a greatly expanded pool of potential talent and less overhead costs..