How I Have Adapted to Remote Working
Adapting to working remotely.
Companies have started to realize that Covid is here to stay and work must go on. Working remotely is becoming more of the norm.
Personally I like luxury of working from the office with my dual monitors, standing/sitting desk, glass doors, view, white board and endless amount of coffee. It is my work space, when I am there it’s “game on” and work mode. When I get home it’s the opposite. I like to keep the 2 separate. When Covid first happened and I realized the office could be empty and working remotely could become the norm I decided to try to retrain myself how to work.
I bought a fancy TUMI backpack that had room for my iPad, Macbook and all appropriate cords for all my beloved apple products. Yup, I am that guy. Apple makes it, I want it. I realized that my iPad could be an external monitor to my lap top which made reviewing documents easier. I told myself for a month I would not use anything except for what I had in my TUMI backpack. I quickly realized it didn’t matter if I was at the office, home or at a coffee shop. As long as I had my ear pods and the internet I could make calls and send emails. I am not the most tech savvy person, but it made me realize I could still be very productive wherever I was.
Everyone is wired differently, but with technology continuing to make us more mobile. Covid has made several companies realize that as long as the work gets done, who cares where they work. It really depends on the industry and a persons ability to work from anywhere.
As the trends from working from home or the office change, you are going to see office space change. I have already seen it, but you will start to see “drop by offices”. Your company will set up for you to come in and not work from one specific office. Several industries will have the big corner office as a thing of the past. But, that is the next article. Stay tuned for the next blog post on how office is changing.
For now I like how changing my work habit had made a physical office less important.