The past few months have left many people working from home, rather than going into an office like they’re accustomed to. For some people, this is a dream come true, but for others who would rather go to a physical location for work, it’s more of a nightmare.
Trying to do work at home can leave you with a ton of distractions while you’re trying to get something done, and lack of accountability comes into play here. For over 50% of remote workers, social media is a big distraction from their work. Pets, kids, and television are also listed as reasons why a remote employee may get less work done.
Whether you are good at self-motivation or not, it’s no doubt that working from home can get a little bit rough. The number one reported complaint about working from home is the lack of social interaction. People also complained that they had no distinction between work and home. This can make it harder to relax after work hours and harder to get into a work mode as well.
Luckily there are some advantages as well, which is good since so many businesses are thinking of keeping the telecommuting model after lockdown is over.