It’s in our nature to live and share our lives with others around us, do the day-to-day tasks, compete with each other, challenge colleague to improve our own skills, among others, but being forced to work remotely made us experience and learn better about how capable we are to adapt.
Working remotely made us realise that we can work and stay flexible: we no longer have to rush to book a conference room or deal with a particularly chatty co-worker. In fact, we get to customise our exact work environment and spend as much time as we are able to with family.
Working from home may make you feel restless as you won’t be actively working with a team. No matter how you stay connected, the office still has a unique energy. Sometimes your home does not. It can be tough to mirror your schedule and processes once outside the office and the order through which you do things at work is not always the same as it is at home. So, with that in mind, how long can you persevere through your social distancing?
In Part 2 I’m going to go through the fact that even though working remotely may adequately connect us to the outer world, we still need human connection to truly be happy.
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