Although remote work is not an entirely new concept, its popularity has been visibly increasing only over the past few years – the change was mainly accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The response of academia was almost instant, resulting in the proliferation of articles addressing this phenomenon. The starting point for the majority of these research papers is an actual definition of remote work, also called telework, telecommuting, distributed work, or virtual work. Although remote work has been gaining considerable attention lately, an unambiguous definition of the term is still missing. This article aims to explore and systemize the various definitions of remote work and identify the overlapping and contradictory elements. The fast spread of the Covid 19 also meant that remote work was implemented almost overnight. To this day, employers and employees are dealing with both the advantages and disadvantages that remote work brings. This causes friction and requires an organisational change in many companies. It seems like for some, this now widely popularised concept is reaching its limits. Therefore, the second part of the article focuses on the exploration and systematisation of the advantages and disadvantages that this new way of working brings from the perspective of employers as well as employees.