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What is Work from Home / Remote Working? Meaning.

Work from Home and Remote Working

Work from home (WFH) is a broad, umbrella term for a manner of working in which employees do not commute or travel to a designated work location owned or operated by an employer, like an office building, factory, warehouse, or store.

It is also referred to using various other terms and acronyms such as WFH, remote working, telework, teleworking, working from home, mobile work, a remote job, work from anywhere (WFA), and flexible workplace.

History of WFH

Telecommuting started in the 1970s, but became more popular as remote/internet working in the 1990s due to the arrival of computers, modems, the internet, laptops and Wi-Fi, and later as mobile working using apps, smartphones and tablets, enabling more and more people to work from home or indeed from a coffee shop or anywhere else.

A major boost was given to the practice of WFH by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 and beyond, forcing workers to perform their work duties remotely.

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topic Why Return to the Office? Reasons & Benefits
As more and more people are coming under vaccination globally, many organizations are considering a return to the office. But the question is why we should return to office again? If we can do the sam...
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topic Tips on Remote Working from Home (in Teams)
Remote working is the practice in which employees work mainly from home or while they're underway and communicate with their company or organization by electronic means such as telephone, email and (m...
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topic Work from Home Tips
As most of today's workforce are now forced to work from home at the outbreak of COVID-19, I have found a hosts of sources with many tips coming from experts to be effective in working from home. For ...
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🔥 10 Disadvantages of Working from Home
I've been trying to create a good collection of all pitfalls or disadvantages of remote working, recently referred to as working from home: ISOLATION AND LONELINESS: Remote work can lead to feelin...
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topic How to Manage Up and Across while Working from Home?
Quite a few people quit their job just because of their boss. Research shows that around 57% of the people leave their jobs because they thought they had bad bosses. But quitting isn't the correct way...
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topic Advantages of Remote Working (from Home)
Remember remote working is NOT just a trend because of Covid... Many of us have already been working remote for 5+ years. Working remotely (from home) has a large number of advantages and positive fea...
topic Income Tax Implications of Working from Home
I would be interested in developing a thread on tips and advice on income taxes in individual countries. Please share your thoughts....

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