Remote work can be great for many reasons. There’s no commute, and many employees feel they’re more productive without the distractions of the office. But for Gen Z workers For those who are just beginning their career development, working together in person could be the most effective way. to Get ahead

“The young people who choose to have that life—that go into work maybe one or two days a week or never, and work entirely remotely—they may have a version of success that is not our version of success,” Suzy Welch is a business professor at New York University. told Insider this Week “It’s all about how you define success. They’re probably not going to become CEOs, but maybe that’s not what they want.” 

She warned that these employees could fall behind in the future. not The same “financial rewards” As hardworking colleagues making their presence known in the office, and, for example, skipping a holiday party to Deal with customers instead. 

Recently, a GenZer’s TikTok video, in which she complained about the 10-hour-day required to You can also read more about how to commute. to An office she used for her first job went viral. She asked: “How do you have friends? How do you have time for, like, dating? Like I don’t have time for anything, and I’m like so stressed out.” 

The job was remoteShe says to the audience. “you’d get off at 5, and you’re home and everything’s fine.” If she would just walk to Instead of having a office, why not have to Rents nearby are a good reason to commute are The problem is that it’s too expensive.

Remote work downsides

Welch has cautioned however that “there’s never really been a time where you could just sort of show up at work, work nine to five and have wild success. That wasn’t the deal in my generation, and it’s not going to be the deal going forward.”

The Remote workers Could also be more vulnerable to Their jobs are being outsourced to countries. A recent Indian investor in Australia said that work done remotely Down Under could be performed. “absolutely” Outsourcing to His country calling the Indian workforce “one of the largest opportunities” Australian businesses can benefit from the following:

“Support staff, IT, finance, mortgages—all of those can be supported because of a lower cost and at the same time English-speaking workforce,” While estimating that Indians would fill most of the roles in the future, he made a point to note. workers The cost of 10% to 15% of an Australian employee’s salary.

Gen Zers choose to remote Work should also be wary of proximity bias or the tendency of leaders to lead by proximity to Give preferential treatment to Employees who are Physically close to them. It’s difficult to overcome the bias when the time comes for performance reviews and promotions—or, for that matter, layoffs.

Perhaps most concerning, Gen A recent study suggests that Zers who skip the office may miss out on valuable mentoring. report WFH Research. WFH Research found that the in-office workers Spend significantly more per week being mentored than those who work from home. 

You can also read about it here Gen Z “shows the strongest overall preference for working in an office,” You can also read about it here to A State of Workers in 2023 report Morning Consult

Oliver Pour, who will graduate from college in 2022, said The Sunday Review His generation was born in the early part of this year “People want to grow quickly, [and] mentorship—being able to connect with the manager or director on a more personal level—is extremely important.”