During the COVID era, commuting long
was a norm for most societies, especially in prominent cities where businesses and companies were usually more concentrated in the central areas of the city.
, the way COVID has changed the way we
in recent years, begs the question of whether spending tremendous time on travel has more positive or negative effects on
' lives and well-being. In
essay, I will explore both aspects and provide my thought on how commute can affect
On the positive side, commuting to
and presenting themselves to the offices
of meeting each other merely on video call applications every once in a while can build a better sense of teamwork and foster a good relationship between
since it enables
to have face-to-face interactions.
, Being able to physically
together can accelerate and improve
performance because they are able to brainstorm and discuss issues in person which
as a result
, leads them to be able to quickly come up with better ideas and solutions.
it can bring some positive effects, spending a considerable amount of time on the commute can have plenty of disadvantages as well as can severely damage
' well-being. Particularly in developing countries with overall poor public transportation.
, people who live in the outer areas of the city of Bangkok have to spend roughly two
on travel to and back from
each day. Having to spend one or two
of commute each day and combining it with already long working
barely left the time for
to get enough rest and do other activities to release themselves from the stress from
-life balance can cause damage to both physical and mental health and negatively affects
' ability to perform
their tasks as well.
In conclusion, even though commuting to
can have certain advantages, they are incomparable to the negative toll it can take on one's physical and mental condition.
, I believe that cutting long
of travelling to retain
-life balance and enable people to do other essential activities to preserve their well-being is the trajectory business should take going into the future.