It’s about time we got something off our chest: Remote work is not as blissful as it sounds. Pre-Covid, it may have been the one perk we could all agree on. A year on, the novelty has worn off.
We want in-person meetings so we can exchange sly eye-rolls with our work hubby, we want to bump into our boss at the printer so we can sneak in an anecdote about a recent win, we want that clear line between work and home so we can switch off when the last Zoom call of the day is done. We want a return to normalcy, and honestly, we miss the human connection, even if it means arriving at work on time and giving up our comfy house dress.
Even though more employees are now allowed/required to go to the office in Phase Three, remote work will remain a fixture of our present and future working life. Adjusting to this new norm requires a refreshed tool kit – to get savvy with all things digital, navigate virtual meetings proactively, keep productivity going, and establish firm boundaries to ensure your mental and physical health is protected.
Here are a few easy pivots to put in practice so you can avoid burnout and navigate working from home with ease.