CRED founder Kunal Shah kicked off a crucial conversation that has been hovering in our minds for at least two years – the pros and cons of working from home. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, many professionals are still working from home. In fact, many companies are happily embracing the work-from-anywhere culture for their employees on a permanent basis.

Although the whole idea is quite “comfortable”, Shah opines that the same “is detrimental in the long run”.

Shah tweets, The impact of the WFH on young people is the same as the impact of children studying at home.

No real links. No real social or networking skills. Illusion of understanding and learning. No osmosis. Comfortable but damaging in the long run, he adds.

The tweet drew massive reactions from his followers. Many of them strongly disagree with this thought.

Kashif Raza, founder of Bitinning, wrote, Kunal when there was no school or college, people were still progressing. People don’t progress in the office by doing mundane work, they progress by finding exciting new alternatives. Many people who have done FMH are now happy and have found something else to work on for the rest of their lives.

In response, Shah said: And they will also suck this exciting alternative if they don’t understand how osmosis works.

Another follower said: Strongly disagree! Remote work democratizes opportunities. And today’s young people, mainly those living in poor countries, will benefit the most. For the very first time, they will have access to opportunities that their parents did not have!

Over the past two years, Kunal Shah has tweeted several times about the pros and cons of working remotely.

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