IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 850 - 'Telecommuting' refers to workers doing their jobs from home
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You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
'Telecommuting' refers to workers doing their jobs from home for part of each week and communicating with their office using computer technology. Telecommuting is growing in many countries and is expected to be common for most office workers in the coming decades. How do you think society will be affected by the growth of telecommuting?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
Model Answer 1:
Today, thanks to new technology in the cyber-space, some office employees are allowed to work from home. This system has led many companies to gain more benefits, and I think this method will become more popular in the future due to introduction of more developed web systems, and facing more transport problems.
To begin with, in some companies, office staffs are permitted to work from home via telecommuting, which has been beneficial to both employers and employees. One advantage is that owners can save more money. Clearly, considering a specific room for two or more employees, expenditures can become higher than working from home because rental and utility bills can be decreased far considerably. For example, a computer software engineer can finish and send his project through the web at the end of month; therefore, he can do his tasks from home, and lesser funds will be spent for him totally.
Another benefit is that people can save their time. Obviously, travelling several hours a day, many employees have to spend their valuable time on traffic-jams, while it is not necessary they commute between their home and workplace as they work from home. As a prime example, my brother, who is an electronic engineer, had to spend almost two hours daily between his home and workplace; however, as his employers accepted he to do his duty from home, he has saved more than ten hours a week, and his performance has improved fundamentally. As a result, not only this method can be more economical, but less time-consuming.
Besides, I believe that telecommuting will become a more common system in the future. One reason behind it is that individuals will have a better access to a faster Internet. Undoubtedly, the Internet is the most essential factor that assists employees to achieve their duties, so as the speed of Internet develops, more huge works will be accomplished far easily from home, leading home jobs to become a commoner type of working. Furthermore, increasing traffic load, especially in sprawling cities, will encourage employers to give green light to this type of working.
In conclusion, home jobs have had many important advantages to businesses and workers, not only in the matter of their expenses, but time. From my point of view, advancement in the technology of Internet and aggravation of traffic problems will cause more employees to use this system of job.
[ Written by - Rambod Taghaodi ]
Model Answer 2:
[ Written by - Haris Shuja ]
Model Answer 3:
Telecommuting has become a buzzword not only among IT professionals but also among the common folks. It brings about a sea of changes in the work culture of many business settings. Though some business firms are on the fence about this new concept, my two cents is that several positive innovations come about in the society by this new concept.
Secondly, working parents in the society get ample time to bringing up their children. In other words, child-rearing, usually considered as a tough nut to crack for the working parents, easing by work at home culture. Workers do not need to pull their socks up to manage their official work and child affairs at the same span of time. Hence, tension and anxiety reduce considerably and it beneficial for both employer by increased work performance and employees by reduced stress-related ailments. Latest issue of a family magazine survey reveals that the online telecommuting working classes families are 30% happier than other working class families is the best example.
However, an army of people claims that this kind of work culture brings down the office socialisation. Perhaps it may true to some degree but, it cannot be denied that the family happiness is more important than this small social issue.
To crown it all, telecommuting work culture is an idle solution for many social issues like traffic problem and child care. If society goes by this kind of innovative concept in other fields, we can break the deadlock of many other social problems.
[ Written by - Basil Pallath ]