5 Ways remote working beats office work
September 21, 2022
I’m sure most of us, at one point or another, wondered how cool it would be to never attend another 3 hour long meeting that could’ve been a phone call. Or how amazing it would be to not have to listen to that annoying bleep bleep of your alarm clock, blazing away in your head at 6 in the morning.
We’ve all been there.
Let’s face it, only a handful of us working individuals want to go to work willingly. We want to be productive, but without facing the hassle that is physically relocating from one place to another for the majority of our day. This is where remote working comes in the picture, and looks like it is here to stay!
Is this the perfect time to ditch that 9 to 5? Let us find out.
Staying in the comfort of your own home while earning the standard office salary? Even if it appears too good to be true, this is the utopian reality of remote workers. Working from home eliminates the need to sacrifice your “me time” for 8 hours of sitting in a small cubicle. You can attend that seminar and still check on your cat, attend your kid’s school play, take your time and take a look at the pasta recipe you’ve been wanting to try out for so long. All you have to do is a little bit of smart scheduling!
For some people, that prescheduled 9 to 5 office hour is enough to wrap up their daily office assignments. However, many people like to choose their own hours for work, as well. If you fall into the latter category, remote working is likely the secret to your productivity. Additionally, allowing for remote work helps in employee retention because remote workers are more likely to develop positive feelings toward organizational leadership when they do not feel micromanaged and believe their employer trusts them.
Well, maybe you don’t work in a cubicle, in fact, maybe you are one of those tiny percent of office workers who even has a corner office! Even the best case situation can’t compare to working from your personal workstation. Remote work enables you to control your environment the way you see fit. Which means, there won’t be many people crammed in the same space, no loud noises, flashing email or chat notifications. In this method of working, your coworkers typically communicate with you by email, chat, or a dedicated app, all of which are simple to disable temporarily. And undistracted concentration is what we really need in order to be truly productive.
Working in a physical office only suggests that we take our laptops, working pads, and coffee, only to relocate to a different desk than that we have in our homes. The new reality of remote work contradicts this. No one should feel obligated to fight morning traffic just to get to a different desk and do the same work. Working from home eliminates factors such as oversleeping, being stuck in traffic, and waiting in a long line at the cafeteria for coffee in the morning. Being able to roll out of bed and start working is a huge time saver. Commuting less also saves cost and is beneficial for the environment.
When you aren’t tied to a specific geographical location, you are more likely to venture out to in search of new opportunities. Complete remote work enables you to work in companies that are located in different locations and turns your “”work abroad” dream into a reality. This can be a rewarding experience because this means you get to see more of the world, experience new cultures, and maybe learn bits and pieces of a new skill.
In 2022, the benefits of working from home affect so many things on a global scale that it is certain to become the best path forward. However, in order to fully embrace remote work, it is necessary to first understand it. It is important to take the first step by thoroughly assessing the advantages, as well as the disadvantages of remote work and see which path ensures optimum productivity and wellness.
Let us know what you decide! Leave a comment in the comment section below.