Would you rather work from home or at an office? | The Tylt
Would you rather work from home or at an office?
Current circumstances have many employees working from home in ways they never did before. For some, this has been a difficult transition as their daily routine has all but collapsed. For many, the reality of self-quarantine means they no longer have a job or business to go to whatsoever. As we all come together to navigate this period of uncertainty, it's important to keep your neighbor in mind. Click here for ways to help:
No matter how many nap pods, ping pong tables and and succulents your office has to offer, nothing can beat the actual comforts of home. Working from home means freedom from the morning small talk and painful commute, making it a much more productive setup than the office. You can focus on your work and your work alone—maybe you really should work from home every day.
Others argue the opposite. At home, you're much more tempted to lounge instead of work. Who will notice if you take a quick 20-minute—or two-hour—snooze? Before you know it, the day is gone and now you're behind. Working in an office means you'll have to be focused for at least the majority of the day.
Under typical circumstances, working from home means greater flexibility. You might be able to go for a run during lunch or work from a coffee shop. During the coronavirus response, some of those options might be off the table, but there are still ways to keep your space productive and satisfying.
Some experts recommend designating one room (or one section of your room) for work, and other spaces for relaxing. Setting boundaries is important and key to maintaining good mental health.
But some will always hold the belief that work should take place outside the home. If you work from home all the time, suddenly those "comforts" that seem so nice at first become associated with your day job. Going into an office is better for overall mental health.