Office at home: why freelance job less than meets the eye
If you just for once dreamed to wake up 2 hours later and do some work not getting out of bed, then we have several allegations why this dream ought to be changed for somewhat different. Or for at least take it with a pinch of sault. In the century when futurologists and fantasts more often foretell to humankind overall addiction to technologies, it is getting more and more easier to envision a scenario in which one spends the whole life within four walls.
Even though augmented reality glasses and other devices over which all technogeeks are passionate are available not for all people, some trends already have won world fame. Some of them thoroughly harmless – shopping on-line, internet leisure for every palate, distant education. All these we, people, can do clandestinely.
Conversely, it is far long away until overwhelming technological slavery. Shopping centers are same stuffed with visitors. At times in picture palaces it is difficult to find vacant spots and scrappy students still keeping to choose intramural form of study so as to bring themselves under control of tutors by theirs own accord. The similar occurs with the tendency for working from home. Despite evident pluses of freelance not many companies hurry to chuck employees out of the office and work via video communication. And generally speaking, they are right.
Illusion of effectiveness
Trend of working distantly is widespread in many countries, but leaders in this are Japan and USA, technological development of which is leaving in the rear all competitors. In here, accordingly to ILO, nearly one third of labor active population exchanged work outdoors for home. In Russia this indicators are less, but grow rapidly: thus, accordingly to RBC research, quoting research of J’son & Partners Consulting, in the nearest future approximately 20% of our natives will be working distantly.
The reason for that is rather simple – money. As announced by Regus company, offering the commercial rental services around the World, such an approach allows companies to save considerable funds, which they spend for rental payments. Economy by no means depends on the precise city and average price for real estate. For example in New Deli firms on average rent offices for 140 $ per square meter, as far as in Hong-Kong this amount skyrockets up to 250 $ per square. As declared by one and the same J’son & Partners Consulting research in Russia if to take into account all expenses for workplace allowance, non corporate workplace management in general will help to employers to save more than 1 trillion RUR.