David Thorns, the director of the social science research center at the University of Canterbury says that, “There is growing evidence that more people these days don’t work from a physical workplace, but work from home or other places”.
Online working is an expanding area in whole around the world. The study looks at Online, home-based workers who perform routine jobs like data entry, data processing or transcription services, as opposed to people with professional jobs choosing work from home.
Thorns says that “One of the interesting gender phases that has come through globally is that men who work from home they need a specific space like office room, where as women who work from home will not necessarily dedicated place. They will find space”. Most of the online workers who participated in the study are women.
Some drawbacks of home-based works are loss of social interaction, issues around technology, such as system or backup problems, etc. Another possible limiting factor has to do with security concerns. To access a good broadband connection is also a big problem.
The positive aspects of working from home include flexible working hours; the workers manage their own time to work and also contribute their personal or family needs.