The Corona pandemic has forced us all to reinvent ways to do the things we have been so used to doing in our everyday lives. Studying is not the same, working is not same and even something as mundane as going grocery shopping has changed.
While many people are longing for a return to how things used to be, let us take a moment to examine whether this change in the way we work has been beneficial to productivity.
The Ability to Create Your Own Framework
When doing any sort of work, it is important that your surroundings contribute in a beneficial way. It is good to have a comfortable place to sit, lots of space on your desk, peace and quiet and as few distractions as possible. At an office it is very limited what you can do with your workspace, but at home you have all the freedom you want to avoid stress.
You can rearrange furniture, play music you like, make food and drinks. In general, every necessity you normally require to do your work is easily within reach. This makes the process of working a lot easier and less stressful and this can result in increased productivity.
On the other hand, not everybody lives alone. Most people typically have a wife/husband and kids who for the same reason also have to stay at home to do their jobs or studies. This negates the aspect of having full control of a calm environment to work in.
Software Has Come a Long Way
The development of software of all kinds is a rapid process, to say the least. There is no lack of innovation or ingenuity in this area, and it shows, especially in these times of pandemic. Software that allows businesses and educational institutions have really shown what they are worth.
When you cannot meet with your co-workers face to face you have to do it online. This requires a state of the art virtual event and conference platform. If digital literacy is high at your work place this solution has in many cases proven to be a lot more efficient. People can very easily show up to meetings and conferences to present ideas, problems and solutions in a creative manner.
More Time for Life
When working physically you have to spend some time of your day as preparation. You have to prepare lunch, clothes, commuting to your work among many other things. In total these processes can eat up between 1 to 3 hours of any day.
When working remotely from home, the time spent on such activities is naturally much lower. This means that you will be able to spend these hours on something much more beneficial to you such as going running, cultivating a hobby or relaxing. This will in turn give you more energy that can be put to use during actual work, enhancing the quality of what you do. Happy people just do better work, it is as simple as that.