Thanks to the change brought about due to Covid-19 on a global scale, work from home has become part of the new normal. Office goers world over were pushed to suddenly working from home without prior warning.
But, remote working is a skill that you many knew very little about, if anything at all, before the pandemic.
Luckily, though, there are people who have been doing it for years now and have gained expertise in it. According to a 2017 article on NY Times based on a Gallup report, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, according to the survey of more than 15,000 adults.
31% of those who work remotely at least some of the time spend four or five days a week out of the office. Similarly, according to this Forbes article, nearly 50% of the millennial workforce is made up of freelancers. Also, there are companies like Zapier who have been fully remote for years now and have tried and tested remote working methods that have worked well.
Why do you need a work from home guide?
Remote work is not easy to get into. Testified by the people we spoke to, remote work can tend to get monotonous and make you less connected with the outside world. And these are people who have been doing it for ages!
To be an expert at remote work yourself, you’d need to find the best practices, tools and resources and best places to market your work remotely and implement them into your routine. Many companies have put together guides for their employees to follow for more effective work from home.