Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.

QuestionsCategory: Advantage/DisadvantageDiscuss the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.
jasmine asked 10 months ago

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.

An adult spends about half of his or her waking hours at work. The other half is spend with friends, family and hobbies, thus, to keep up with the modern lifestyle, new concepts for attendance at work were introduced. This essay will illustrate and discuss some positive and negative aspects of one such concept – working from home.

First and foremost, people enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at home. At the own apartment one can choose to attend to one’s duties from the couch or if the weather is good, even from the balcony. Thus there is less pressure, for some people these circumstances improve their creativity and productivity. Furthermore, time and money is saved, since the employee doe not have to commute to the company. This time can be spent on other enjoyable things.

On the other hand, t might be harder to get away from work. Work-life balance is considerably worse with people working from home. While at the company one might get the cue to go home when all the colleagues leave or one gets hungry, at the own apartment there is nobody to remind you to finish up for the day. Even when one gets hungry, the kitchen is right there, moreover the one report can be finished while the food is cooking on the stove. However, preparing food and doing other chores is a distraction, that does not occur at the office. To work from home a good discipline is necessary.

To summarise, while it is comfortable to work from home and it increases the amount of time for hobbies, the disadvantages outweigh the positive aspects. Productivity might be reduced due to the distractions and work-life balance is not well regulated.

asked Sep 28 in Advantage/Disadvantage by Manuela_BlubBlub (190 points)

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.
5 (100%) 1 vote

1 Answers
jasmine answered 10 months ago


1/ Task fulfilment: 5.0
The ideas are there, but not convincing enough. You should add more explanation, more consequences, more comparison to develop your ideas. For example, in the second paragraph, you only listed out 2 benefits, but WHY you think these are benefits? And is that an evolvement compare to conventional working style, which is working at the office.

2/ Coherence and cohesion: 5.0.
The connection is not strong, not supportive to each other.

3/ Lexical resource: 4.5 
Vocab is quite simple, more like speaking

4/ Grammatical range and accuracy: 5.0.
Sentences should be more flexible and more academic. Some are quite confusing and unecessarily long. Make some basic grammatical mistakes

Estimated band score: 5.0

answered 2 days ago by admin (5,410 points)

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working from home.
5 (100%) 1 vote


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