Category: Work from home

Although a growing number of workplaces are putting plans in place to get us back to the office, many of us will carry on working from home for the foreseeable future – and after months of working remotely, it’s inevitable that a summer slump is on the way to drain motivation and productivity.

The key to beating work from home fatigue is to face it head on. Here’s how…

Flexible working Guides & How-Tos Work from home

How are you coping with working from home? We currently live in a world devoid of the daily commute, where the working day isn’t necessarily bound by the nine-to-five, and office politics are a thing of the past, other than the odd faux pas on a video or conference call.

If you’ve ever dreamed of working from home, lockdown may have shown you that it’s not quite the carefree employment existence you’d imagined – the commute has been replaced with a lie-in, the working day stretches well into the evening, an the office politics are replaced by the distraction of daytime TV.

You see, not everyone can cut it when working from home, it can take a lot of drive and discipline that you just don’t need when working in an office.

So before you hand in that remote working request, work out whether you can actually cope with working from home…

Flexible working Work from home

Has lockdown affected the way you sleep? Are you having trouble drifting off, or waking up at regular intervals during the night? Or is your sleep punctuated by strange, vivid dreams?

If so, don’t worry. This is all perfectly normal during times of uncertainty and stress – something business owners have not been in short supply of since the lockdown.

The problem is that getting a good night’s sleep is vital for your physical and mental health and well being. Here are some ways to get better sleep so you can be at your best and fighting fit for coming out of lockdown.

Inspiration Work from home

If the coronavirus lockdown has forced you into working remotely, the novelty of being able to wear your pyjamas while working and holding meetings over a conference call might be wearing off a little.

You might even be welcoming the government’s relaxing of the lockdown rules just because it brings you that little bit closer to leaving the house and getting back to the office. Even the morning commute might seem like it would offer some respite from the relative house arrest right now.

If you’re hankering for a return to the communal kitchen and your open plan workspace, here are five things you might well be missing about working in the office.

Guides & How-Tos Work from home

Before the Covid-19, there were around 4.2 million of us enjoying the benefits of remote working – that’s 13.9% of the entire UK workforce, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

But the coronavirus lockdown has seen more employees than ever working remotely, with some businesses setting up entire remote workforces and call centres almost overnight.

And while we regular readers will know we’re right behind remote working, it’s not always as easy as it should be, especially if you have to work from a coffee shop, or don’t quite have the right set up at home.

This infographic from Turnstone, designers of inspiring office furniture, highlights the problems faced by anyone working away from the office.

Flexible working Infographics Work from home