Working from home is not just a remote working situation; it’s allowing work to come home and trying to stay professional in a home setting.
Remote working offers so many exciting possibilities, from sipping Pina Colada while working on a beach to sitting next to an inspiring startup founder in a coworking space.
But in times like this, when everyone is forced to stay where they are the safest, working from home might be all you have to keep you afloat –and sane.
At e27, we have a team mixed of remote workers all over Southeast Asia and India, and a dedicated office in Singapore for teammates based in the country. So you can say we know a thing or two about managing a remote working.
But to have a fresh perspective, we turned to our community to understand how one can be productive working from home –next to their pop and ma, their kid, and their siblings. Because they, too, are stuck at home.
The matter of communication
The first challenge to emerge is communication. You are used to sitting next to Susan, and go into an hour meeting with Simon to talk about an ongoing project. But now, suddenly, they are nothing but icons on Zoom or Google Hangout.
Issues such as connection, noisy background, and sound delay may make you feel like things are not working in your favour, but it is the perfect time to get creative.
One of our community members pointed out a valid point regarding remote communication in working from home situations.