We’re living in unprecedented times – across the world, companies and employees alike are recommending (and sometimes requiring!) a work from home policy. The good news is that employees seem to like working remotely because of the lack of long commutes, greater workplace flexibility, and wearing pajamas all day.
Despite the benefits, working from home poses some challenges as well, with communication problems, technology issues, and distractions noted as the most common frustrations. Whether you’re new to working from home or have been doing it for years, here are the biggest challenges of working from home during these uncertain times and the ways to combat them over the next few weeks, or months!
One of the biggest challenges of working from home is potentially feeling disconnected from your employees or co-workers. To weather the storm, it’s important that your team is united, connected, and acting like one.
Despite the lack of working in the same physical space, here’s what you can do to communicate better:
Picture this – you’re halfway through a presentation over Zoom and all of a sudden your internet crashes. Compared with business-grade and reliable office technology, our home internet is probably sluggish with spotty Wi-Fi connections. Despite this, our employers still expect the same efficiency you would get out of the office.
If you’re facing technical difficulties, we have some solutions:
If your home broadband isn’t up to the demands of your business, consider working remotely from a coworking space kl. From hotdesking to meeting rooms and luxe suites, at Colony, we are also fully equipped to provide high speed, business-grade Internet connectivity. You’ll never have to worry about your Zoom presentation being interrupted halfway ever again.
Working from home has proven to be more productive with less in-office interruptions, however, that doesn’t mean working from home doesn’t come with its challenges either. Getting work done can be especially challenging when there’s plenty of temptations around – from watching a quick episode on Netflix or distractions from noisy family members or roommates.
Here’s what you can do to be productive and focus on work while at home:
People often associate working from home with being unproductive. However, when you’re working from home, there’s usually a tendency to throw yourself into it – whether it’s putting in a few extra hours to finish up non-urgent work or checking your emails before bed. Before you know it, you would’ve spent the majority of your day doing work.
And while this great from an employer’s point of view, it’s important to switch off and unwind. To avoid burnout over time, here are some tips:
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, more businesses are opting for more flexible solutions (serviced offices, private offices, and hot desks) as companies are unwilling to take on the expense of a long-term lease, or the level of risk that comes with it. With these solutions, businesses of all sizes can look to manage their cash-flows effectively, freeing up cash with flexible workplaces.
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