Being a ‘digital nomad’ is a lifestyle many people across the globe have adopted owing to their convenience(s). A certain percentage of employees are attracted to jobs that are ‘location-independent’. Some feel that by working from home they can give more attention to their family, spend less time traveling and it gives them the flexibility of work hours.
Here are some common problems faced by employees who work from home for long hours:
1) Working round the clock
On paper, you may be working for only a fixed duration, however, in reality, there is a hidden need to remain connected to your employer/colleagues/clients. This makes it tougher to disconnect from work.
2) No comfort zone
When you work out of an office, you are away from home and when your stress levels touch the roof, you do have a comfort zone to come back to. But when your home turns into your office for a long duration, you lose this.
3) Lower productivity
If you stay with other people in your house, there is a chance you will get distracted. Doorbells, phone calls, taking frequent breaks, etc. can easily lower productivity levels.
4) Lack of motivation
The absence of other team members may lead you to lose out on your motivation to get up each morning and start working.
5) Out of the loop
Dwindling interactions and possible miscommunications via the online platform, may make you feel that you have fallen off the grid.
Presently, working from home is more of a necessity due to the recent pandemic. Although from the outside it may seem like a bed of roses, there is a flip side to it too. Maintaining the right balance of working hours is key!