Over the past year, many of us have been required to work remotely. The results are being scrutinized more and people are deciding whether or not they want to go back to work in the office.
Could it be possible that the geographical location of a person could have an impact on how they work? These are just a few of the many surprising answers. These are just a few of the many differences between working in a traditional office and working online.
Although teamwork is decreasing, job satisfaction is increasing. Most remote workers cited the difficulty in connecting with colleagues when asked. Remote workers often find a way to communicate with their colleagues using software.
The benefits of working from home and the freedom to work during workdays make up for any inconvenience. Despite employees not feeling as productive, many employers report higher productivity.
This is a sign workers are able to take control of their workdays and make use of their flexibility to accomplish their tasks efficiently. Videoconferencing is not a good way to communicate with others.
We all feel “Zoomed out” and find it difficult to disconnect from our work. Remote workers are more likely to be in contact with other forms of communication than office workers.
Office distractions are gone. We all know this painfully. It can be difficult to work from home, as it means that you have a higher chance of your cat seeing you on Zoom or your child running around the room.
Surprisingly remote workers recognize the absence of distractions in the office. There are many distractions in the workplace, including phone conversations, interruptions by coworkers, and disruptions that disrupt concentration.
Remote work eliminates communication barriers that may naturally occur in office environments. Microsoft Teams, a software application that allows other members to ask questions rather than all sitting at the same desk, gives them the opportunity to do so.
Coworking is a great way to enjoy remote work while solving more traditional issues in the office such as communication and commuting. Enjoy your work!
This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is a work space rental. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.