I suppose it’s impossible not to write about Covid-19, which is what everyone else is talking about these days.
But I wanted to address it more in the way of how the almost worldwide quarantine has put remote work in fashion.
For those of us who were already working as freelancers from home, nothing has changed that much, except the fact that we can’t go out as much as we did before, especially on weekends.
So, now that this has happened, will companies and other industries appreciate more the value of remote work?
I think they might. Just because you work from home, either as an autonomous freelancer or as a company’s employee, doesn’t mean that you can’t be productive or that the company you work for will suffer any losses because you are not in the office.
Nowadays it almost seems ridiculous that remote work isn’t more popular among companies. Only very few accept this kind of work, some of them not even full-time, but just a day or two per week.
But now that almost everyone is forced to work from home, opinions may shift. Companies and industries might realize that remote work is not as bad as they thought it would be and might implement it on a larger scale. After all, we don’t know if another emergency like this one might hit us later on, and we do need to be prepared.
After working for many years in an office, it wasn’t easy for me to transition from that into full-time working from home. It took time to get used to it, and I am sure many of you out there are having a hard time with this, but believe me, you’ll be fine. Just be patient and make sure to establish your work routine, this will help you to keep busy, and you’ll see that your productivity will be the same or maybe even better than working in the office, it is all up to you.
If you want to read more about remote work, read my previous post Working from Home
I hope you are all safe and healthy, and we definitely can do this together! And yes, the title of this post is a little homage to my favorite author, Gabriel García Márquez. Can you guess why? Let me know in the comments.
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