Advancements in communication and transportation have provided workers with greater flexibility in performing their jobs. In my opinion, the benefits of these advancements clearly outweigh the disadvantages.
One potential downside of the development of communication and transportation technology is the need for individuals to adapt and change. Unfortunately, not everyone possesses strong adaptability skills, particularly when it comes to technology. For instance, in the corporate world, Bitrix intranet software is utilized to cater to remote work requirements. However, older generations may find it challenging to learn how to use Bitrix, making it difficult for them to adjust. Similarly, some older individuals may prefer to stick to private cars and experience traffic congestion rather than using relatively new LRT or MRT facilities, as they need to navigate the crowded stations and understand the associated rules and etiquette.
On the other hand, the benefits are significant for those who can adapt to both communication technology and transportation developments. These individuals can utilize their time more efficiently. For example, they can attend meetings by simply opening Google Meet, which is integrated with Bitrix, without the need to commute to the office. Alternatively, if they do need to go to the office, they can save money by residing in satellite cities and taking advantage of comfortable and reliable public transportation instead of paying for expensive accommodations near the office.
In conclusion, although there may be a slight disadvantage in terms of adapting to new communication methods and understanding modern transportation systems, the efficient utilization of workers’ time in society makes it easier to achieve a work-life balance.