Remote work has its perks. Minimum commute, flexibility of working hours, no strict dress codes (unless you have a Zoom meeting), and many more. But it also has its disadvantages. What are the common problems we encounter when working remotely?
Understand the Issues
As with any working environment, there will be issues even when working from home, so it’s really important that you understand these. When working with remote teams, you must understand that these issues don’t just affect you, they also affect the people within your team. Keeping yourself aware of these issues and making sure that your team is knowledgeable of these will save a lot of trouble and mishandling.
Remote Work is Lonely
It can be lonely working from home. With no co-workers and with minimal socialisation, remote work can be isolating. Talking to people over zoom or over the phone can help minimise the feeling of solitude.
Hard to Switch Off
When things go back to normal or the “new normal,” it can be difficult to switch off. Make sure to get back to the importance of setting a routine and try to stick with it.
Easy to get Distracted
With nobody managing your time but yourself, it is easy to get distracted. Not having the traditional office routine is challenging to people who work remotely. Make sure to inform your family and friends of your working hours and when you’ll be available for a chat so that people will not rob your time.
Challenges occur in all work environments. Whether working in an office or from home, it’s good to keep in mind these challenges. Setting up a counter measure or work around to disperse and ease the problems you may encounter would be not only prudent, but also necessary to keep yourself stress-free.
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