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So, Your Job Allows You To Continue WFH

Here's what you are missing out on.

BY Agnes Amondi

May 05, 2023, 07:15 AM

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Despite the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, we still find ourselves working from home from time to time. No one thought that it would become a thing but its lasting effect has led some people to opt for this arrangement than a full return to the office.

Over the last year, a lot of surveys that have been done show that companies are struggling to get their employees physically back to their desks.

After all, if I can get all my assignments done and delivered online and on time, why should I make the early trip to the office and struggle with the madness of rush hour?

There’s no doubt that we love the flexibility of working from the comfort of our homes but we are also trading some things. In this article, we examine why you should consider going back to the office.

The Lack Of Connection Is Real.

Beyond sitting at the desk and doing your work, the workplace offers something more than that. Connection. 

There’s just something about seeing your colleagues and being in the same space that changes the entire working experience. 

Due to the wonders of technology, we have online meeting platforms but it doesn’t replace human interaction. If you are missing this, you are not alone. It’s just part of the human experience.

Your Motivation Will Get Tested.

A lot of the time, we derive energy and motivation from the people around us. When you see your colleague who always seems engaged in her job, it might inspire you to keep on the grind even if you don’t feel like it. 

Even if you are wondering how she manages to do it, you will slowly reset yourself to do what you have to do. 

When you are at home, it’s possibly easy to give in to your lack of motivation and just postpone things. After all, the boss is not insight to see you. 

You’ll Probably Overwork.

When you are fully immersed in your craft, it’s easy to lose track of time. The thing about going to the office is that it forces you to stop and check out of work. 

This is a good thing because at home, despite your best efforts to disconnect, you have all of your resources at your disposal and you just keep going.

Perhaps it might be different for those who have a home office as it can serve as a reminder to log out moreso due to the change of environment; from your workspace to the living or dining area. 

Distractions Are Up For Grabs.

Some people argue that they can work in chaotic environments and get work done. I guess, for these people, working from home is the best thing that’s ever happened. That said, you will not be immune to distractions.  

You might steal a few minutes here and there to walk outside and buy something or you might entertain those people ringing your door. 

Sometimes, you give yourself too many breaks in the guise of relaxing. There’s just no end to the amount of distractions you will face.

Missing A Scenery Change.

I know you can make the same argument about going to an office but the fact that you leave your house and spend the day elsewhere makes a big difference. 

Your commute to work gives you time to think and see different things which you miss out on when working from home 24/7. 

Different things happen on a day-to-day which makes it fun or sometimes presents a learning opportunity. The switch is just different. 

Do I mind working from home? Not at all but I think having an option to go to the office is something I vouch for.