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Hybrid Working Blues

The pressure-cooker environment brought in by the pandemic made remote working normal, but now as hybrid working(a mix of remote and non-remote) has started to happen in some companies, people staying at home could feel handicapped or left out, as it is easier to build relations or advance one’s career when physically present in the office.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Why the 'Great Remote Work Experiment' may have been flawed

  • The great remote work experiment taught everyone that it is possible to do everything remotely. 
  • Software companies stepped up and offered more for free to ensure that work and education did not suffer.
  • Going forward, communication, flexibility and clarification instead of assumption should be the golden rules of remote working.

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Remote Working In A Normal World

The great work-from-home experiment has surfaced both good and bad effects.

  • Working from home during the(still ongoing) pandemic has been an extraordinary experience, where almost overnight, we started handling our job, kids, home and everything else without any real support or warning.
  • This unique situation was due to a global medical emergency, something we only saw in apocalyptic movies.
  • When the world re-opens, the equation will change again and working from home could be an individual choice with various pros and cons.

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Pre-pandemic, successful remote work required the following:

  1. Your working space or home office should be a different room, not where you sleep or eat.
  2. Have a reliable high-speed broadband connection.
  3. One should have at least six months of experience in the current job to know what is going on.

The pandemic proved that even if one is working from the bedroom with the mobile hotspot connection on the laptop and has just a week of work experience, remote working is still possible.

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  • Conversations became foreign, exhausting and soulless with Zoom, even as home offices were being set up in the bedroom or the Kitchen table under a stack of books.
  • These conditions were forced due to the pandemic, as working from home had become an unavoidable necessity. 
  • Now that vaccines are here and the pandemic is under control in most areas, companies would want to call their employees to the office.

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Global companies, from the UK to the US, Japan to South Korea, have recently rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies amid the spread of the new virus.

Working from home will become the new normal for many. Some employees will be working from home for the first time, and need to figure out how to stay on task.

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There is a sudden shift towards remote working in workspaces all across the world, with many people abruptly thrust towards it without warning.

Experts share a few tips on how to transition to remote working:

  • Mimic your office culture
  • Embrace social time
  • Default to transparency
  • Brainstorm differently
  • Don’t expect normalcy
  • Be flexible.

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When the world moved to remote work at the start of the pandemic, workers proved that they could adapt and do their jobs as well, if not better, than they could in the office. One survey of about a million US workers at Fortune 500 companies showed that productivity stayed stable or increased when employees started working from home.

However, many companies still require a physical office space that can complement rather than offer an alternative to remote work.

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