The flexibility is pointed out as the best benefit that working from home provides us. For the Clinical Psychologist and ISMAT University professor, Ana Martins, “Remote work makes it possible to work mainly for goals and not so much for the strict compliance of working hours and the achievement of goals is one of the benefits that companies often want”.

“Psychologically it can result in a feeling of personal satisfaction and greater productivity. On the one hand, the worker is able to perform the tasks, on the other hand, he is able to stay closer to family and maintain personal relationships”, she said. It is the best of two worlds -and the curious thing is some studies point out that people in remote work and working by objectives usually work more hours, because “when working for goals, people feel the need to show more work and end up working more hours”.

Another advantage is the reduction of costs related to food and transport. In terms of transport because the person loses the need to commute to work, at least not so often. Also in terms of food, many people felt advantages. "When we eat at home we have a healthier diet".

For few, remote working was a reality long before the pandemic, but for many it was a new paradigm that brings us many good things. Now we are able to work anywhere in the world, that is, without obligations to stay in the country, we can start choosing where and how we can live. However, some of these good things also have some negative points – like the drop in concentration levels when working from home.


Paula Martins is a fully qualified journalist, who finds writing a means of self-expression. She studied Journalism and Communication at University of Coimbra and recently Law in the Algarve. Press card: 8252

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