Now that things are starting to return to some sense of normality, we can be certain that hybrid working is here to stay.
More businesses will retain hybrid or flexible working patterns, so employees are guaranteed to split their time between the office and their spare bedrooms, dining tables or desk in the corner of the living room.
However, a study claims that over half of UK workers (57%) who wouldn’t usually work from home pre-pandemic feel more productive at home than in the office.
But why do we feel more productive in an environment that we wouldn’t usually associate with our jobs?
Productivity is important for both organisations and the individual employees; when an employee is productive their sense of self-worth increases, and in turn (hopefully) they are recognised and rewarded.
One of the reasons why productivity boosts when working from home is because it’s easier to focus. In a noisy open-plan office it’s apparent that distractions crop up throughout the day – it could be a co-worker on the phone all day, saying hello to anyone who walks past your desk, or helping someone figure out how to change the ink cartridge in the printer, these interactions can break your flow and pull you away from your work.
Working from home removes the incessant interruptions, and by tweaking your notification settings on the always-on applications such as Microsoft Teams and Slack, you can minimise disturbances even further.
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