“In scapegoating remote work, companies may be disguising the real scourge of creativity right now: too much work.”
The increase in Working From Home has had a clear impact on life in small towns such as Sidmouth.
For the positive:
And for the not-so-positive:
One of the biggest debates is around how much we might ‘miss’ the work place itself:
And despite a promised ‘return to normal’, WFH is still very much in demand – with these stories from the last couple of days:
But we need to be doing WFH well.
If you are working from home, you need to be getting the work-life balance right – and that includes a good sleeping rhythm and good posture:
Many people began working from home during the pandemic without any warning, meaning they didn’t already have a home office set up. And many folks simply don’t have the space or the funds to create a dedicated workspace at home. For these reasons, a lot of people are working from less-than-ideal setups—think uncomfortable desk chairs, such as a seat at the kitchen table, or unsupportive seats such as the couch or a bed.
Unfortunately, working for hours every day without an ergonomic setup can take a toll on our bodies—and our sleep. Let’s take a closer look at the relationship between posture and sleep plus what you can do to obtain better health and sleep quality…
Finally, though, perhaps we need to be working less – which would really help that work-life balance:
Employees want to work from home. Their bosses, however, can’t wait to get back to the office. Knowledge workers think being remote makes their jobs better, while managers worry the arrangement could cause the quality of work to suffer. But in scapegoating remote work, companies may be disguising the real scourge of creativity right now: too much work.
Remote work, innovation, and the Great Resignation – Vox