In the first part, I emphasised the need for remote work that has been required of us and hinted at the need for human interaction irrespective of how achievable remote work is.
Working from home does have its advantages, chief of which is savings costs associated with going to work, including costs associated with commuting and other work-related costs.
Working from home takes a lot of dedication, self-control, and discipline. To motivate yourself to persevere in doing so over the long run without withstanding to the distractions and losing drive is a tough accomplishment. Nonetheless, this can be an Easy habit to adopt with the support of your manager and team.
However, If you thrive on social interactions, feel inspired by seeing others working, and stay on track best if others see you, then working from the office is the way to go. Though working remotely connects you to the outer world, still we need to connect on a human level or we may risk drowning in frustration and lose our creativity and motivation to give and do better. This pressure to work at home endlessly may also be compounded by the fact that you feel there are greater expectations made of you as a home-worker or perhaps they are just self-imposed pressures to prove yourself and your abilities in this arrangement.
Yes, given this situation, there are still projects that require more quiet time or more collaboration and resource planning, and it is important to be able to mix it up, depending on where you think you’ll be most productive.
Nada Abdallah is Account Manager at Cicero & Bernay Public Relations, an independent PR agency headquartered in Dubai offering new-age public relations consultancy to the UAE and across the MENA region. | www.cbpr.me