Wall Street Journal: Ergonomic remote working

Written and accurate as at: 6 April 2020

Flexible working arrangements (e.g. remote working)* have been reported to improve employee productivity, wellbeing, and attraction/retention, as well as increase aspects of workplace gender equality, and future-proof the workplace.

In terms of remote working, the following key benefits and challenges have been reported by remote workers^:

While there can be benefits to remote working, there also can be challenges – these may need to be appropriately managed by both the employer and the employee.

In this video, the Wall Street Journal showcases how to create an ergonomic working environment to help reduce work-related repetitive strain injuries.

*Australian Government, Workplace Gender Equality Agency. (2019). Flexible working is good for business: The business case.
^McCrindle Research. (2013). Working from home: The benefits and the cost: Research summary.