Top 6 Challenges Of Working From Home
Working from home has its own set of benefits. You don’t need to commute to that forever seeming distance from your house to your workplace. You don’t need to be in workwear or formal attire. Those online meeting sessions can be attended with the upper half of you in the workwear and the lower half of you in your pajamas or shorts! Cool, right?
On the flip side, this work from the home norm comes with downsides. This may act as the new monster ready to suck the energy outta you!
Come let’s know what are the challenges of working from home!
- Time management seems out of the question
Work from home witnesses you sitting on a couch, looking like a couch potato! Off we see in some other direction and redirect our vision to you, you may be found in a half-asleep position on your bed, with your laptop on your belly.
Owing to this, time management goes for a toss!
To get out of this situation, ensure that you separate out a dedicated area in your house for work, with a proper table and chair, with all the technology accessories ready, for comfortable and fast working.
- Disorganized work area
When you work from the place where your dwelling is, then moving towards a disorganized and messy environment is nothing new.
Indulge in regular organization routines for your workspace. It is rightly said that a clean and organized surrounding leads to an active and energized mind. Having wireless chargers and other accessories would also help in decluttering the place.
- You work and work like a machine
Being in a remote work setting, you often overlook the importance of unplugging and detaching from work after your work hours. Your personal life is long forgotten.
To overcome this, you need to just stop being available post your work hours, and yes, that means you give your best during the work hours, so there is no need to work post that!
- You break up with team bonding
Remember those team outings, or those impromptu tea breaks or cafe snack breaks? If not any one of these, those restroom discussions over your boss or that new colleague? Work from home scenario has made all this a distant dream. Telephonic conversations do not let you have a feel of that face to face interaction with colleagues for work or non-work discussions.
To overcome this, consider turning the camera on, during those video conferences with colleagues and teams.
- Technology tests your patience every now and then
Just when in the middle of an important video conference, your wifi starts blinking and suddenly goes totally off! Or that charging cable of yours suddenly stopped working.
Welcome to the disadvantages and challenges of working from home!
- Invisible you, in front of your bosses
Even if you regularly catch-up virtually with your boss, still that face to face interaction and performance reviews cannot be replaced. It might happen that you get not-so-good projects or that due promotion is not awarded to you.
To fight this, you need to have regular conversations with your boss, letting him know what you are up to! Work from home was initially welcomed with both arms open, by almost all of us. As time flew by, and months went by, with this being the new normal, the above-mentioned challenges of working from home have come up. Fret not, my friend! With a simple organized routine and behaving like in the office, you can turn around your productivity and enjoy a personal life too!
Because it’s humane to be irritated by what’s going on. But once we are back to offices, we will start hating that too. Funny, right?
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