Work from home or office?
The year 2020 taught us that we do not have a planned future, no one imagined that our lifestyle was going to change so radically, in fact, we were dragged from our comfort zone to a completely new one that many of us were not used to. What for many was a dream, for others, it became a nightmare because working from home is not easy, it is actually a whole process, new habits and new spaces must be generated to do it, there are people who really like it and they work really well and there are others who definitely still don't get used to it, however, I consider that once you get used to it, it has many benefits, for example:
- If you live far away, you save a lot of time on transportation.
- You can advance your work in your free time.
- It generates a different discipline.
- It forces you to find a balance between your personal life and your work.
- You learn new work strategies.
- You know platforms to interact with your colleagues.
- You work in comfortable clothes.
- You can sleep a little bit more since you don't have to leave the house in time.
- You have money left over.
- Many more.
On the other hand, there is the human part, I think it is the most delicate, despite the fact that there are so many benefits of the home office, there are different things that need to be discussed in person, whether they are sensitive issues of the company if you have an administrative role or If you are one of the people who need explanations in person, the disadvantages vary a lot because some ideas flow more like a team or maybe, you are one of those who enjoy the company of their colleagues, time flies, while in at home you work more than normal and time flows less, the internet connection is different so you must make the investment of paying more speed or, alternatively, disconnecting other devices; besides distractions multiply if you live with children, siblings, parents or pets.
But as I said before, everything is a process, it must be taken into account that we have nothing planned in this life and we will never be ready for such sudden changes, we simply must be open to the idea of reinventing ourselves every day, looking for new strategies and not forgetting that we are part of a company made of humans, regardless of the virtual situation.
Home office forever? Or do you prefer the interaction again?