Our working culture experienced one of the most significant shifts in recent years, and now we are seeing changes in the corporate world. With the increase of remote employees, there is an upswing of associated myths and misconceptions about the remote environment, productivity, and dynamics. Read on as we debunk the most common myths about working from home and shed light on its benefits.
The Couch Is As Productive as Your Desk
Some may think a seat is a seat, and it doesn’t matter where you sit. But even when working from home, it’s essential to create a specific workspace that helps you focus and provides ample support to your neck and back.
If you spend too much time sitting with poor posture, your body will resent you and your process. To elevate your work-from-home experience, you should invest in a quality desk chair or an ergonomic desk that adjusts to your changing needs.
Meetings Fail Because of a Lack of Interaction
Have you ever attended an in-person meeting that could have been an email instead? Working from home cuts out this dilemma and provides the space to determine high-priority items compared to lower-priority items. The virtual meeting offers increased productivity, connection, and company culture because of its more casual approach.
You Can Work Any Time of Day
Depending on the industry, you will want to work with the rest of the world, which typically means operating within business hours. Another thing to consider is your position or status within a given career and how this might affect your schedule. When you work can also affect who you can help, who you can learn from, and how many connections you can make.
There Are Too Many Distractions at Home
The number of at-home distractions is higher because you probably have a to-do list at home too. But after spending time finding a rhythm, those distractions tend to take a backseat. Most weave in other household chores when taking work breaks and often increase productivity in all areas of their life.
Everyone Can Work From Home
One of the most significant misconceptions about working from home is that everyone can do it so long as it suits their role. Truthfully, that’s not the case. The remote work dynamics aren’t for everyone, and many people fail to thrive outside the office environment.
An extroverted personality could find this dynamic challenging without unique support systems, while an introverted personality might see this as a dream come true.
Regardless of your position, every work dynamic has pros and cons. What’s essential is finding a path that fits your lifestyle the best so that you can enjoy your career.