Working from home during Covid-19

By Evelyn
Last updated: February 08, 2021
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Working from home during Covid-19

Working from home during Covid-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been lots of talk about how people have reacted to being forced to work from home. The coronavirus pandemic continues to sorely affect public health and cause unusual disturbance to economies and labor markets. In line with the advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), many decisions have been taken worldwide to contain the spread of the virus. One of them is decided to work from home until the risk of virus ends.

Working remotely has its advantages. No daily travel in the morning. The flexibility to work when you want to. No strict dress code (unless you have online meetings!). But it also has its disadvantages. It can be hard to stay motivated. You aren’t working with your co members in your team. And you don’t have colleagues to interact with.

Remote work is increasingly more popular than it used to be. But still it comes with many challenges and it may be hard to find a healthy work life balance. Here are the some drawbacks of remote working.

  1. When you are working from home. It can’t be easy to organize. Working from your own space will easily make you get distracted by everything.
  2. Communication with your team can be complicated at the best of times. At work place it can be easy to keep in touch with colleagues for information or updates. But you don’t have this when you’re working remotely.
  3. Distractions are another productivity killer that can turn remote working into a nightmare. This is one of the biggest challenges of working from home peacefully co-exists with the other people in your shared space.
  4. The most crucial challenge for a team of designers how they can work on the same project when they’re spread out different places.
  5.  Without the presence of supervisors and team members, it is very difficult for us to stay motivated towards any task.

Tips for Working Remotely

Many organizations have asked employees to work remotely during the coronavirus outbreak. If you've never worked from home, this information will help you out.

  1. Create a comfortable work environment with the relevant equipment’s. This includes things like a computer and high-speed Internet connection that can support video conferencing, a desk, an ergonomic chair, office supplies and a desk lamp.
  2. Working remotely requires you to over communicate with your team and more importantly with your boss and potential customers to know what they expected. Teleconferences add another sensory element to your interactions.
  3. Maintain your regular working hours and set up a morning routine. Try to wake up at the same time every day and treat weekdays just as you did before.
  4. If you have children at home, staying organized is even more important during this time. They need clear rules about what they can and cannot do during that time.
  5. Ask for feedback on your remote work to your coworkers, boss and customers and make improvements and continue to communicate as much as possible as you move forward.

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