No bothering yourself about what your colleagues have to say. No hustling and bustling crowd. No cameras or bosses keeping a continuous eye on you. No becoming unnecessarily social. All things considered, but think, are you really happy?
We are in the midst of an upcoming era where everything will be just working through the virtual mode and trust me when I say it, from far, everything has always seemed as glittery as gold. But nothing comes for free. For every debt incurred there has to be a price that has to be paid. And so is the trend of working through online mode that came with a lot of challenges. It’s not at all sunshine and rainbows.
People think that working remotely is actually giving them an edge over every adversity that they might have faced in the workplace, which certainly is the most overrated fact. Not only has the productivity decreased but the stress levels have as well increased to a great extent. The lack of social interaction has led to a feeling of loneliness which is either leading to working too much or at times not being able to complete the work on time. The line between the personal and professional life has completely been disrupted and thus prioritizing a specific set of work has become a major concern. No time management, no healthy habits, no proper structure, just you and your gadgets. Is it actually pleasing?
So long as you know what you are stepping into, working remotely is equivalent to climbing a mountain or a road full of hurdles. Thus, understanding and learning to tackle this situation properly is a priority. If not learnt, it may bring about greater damage not only to the company but the person as well.
Aaina Mahendru is a business graduate in the field of Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She has an experience in sales, management and training. She believes firmly that with the right training and a will to learn, anyone can harness the power to impact the world around them.