Working From Home in the Strangest of Places

With the guidance from the Government, once again to be working from home if you can, many people will have gone back to their makeshift offices.

Research conducted during the pandemic has revealed that employees are combining their professional tasks with everyday activities around the work, some working in strange places.

It’s been revealed that some Brits are putting so much effort into their work that they are even taking their laptops to the loo with them. Some are even typing whilst in the bath.

Many Brits are also merging work-life with everyday life admin tasks when they are at home. 27% are watching TV shows, 26% cleaning and another 26% online shopping. Furthermore, according to a study by ASUS, 12% are looking up directions of how to get somewhere later in the day.

Working from home merging with everyday life
Working from home merging with everyday life

Working From Home Tips

These findings suggest that without employees having the daily commute they are blurring the lines between professional and personal life. Multi-tasking may seem beneficial but can mean that we aren’t always as productive. It’s important to take time off to switch off at the end of the day and to take regular breaks throughout the day. Even if it’s something as simple as making a cup of tea, it’s important. Taking these breaks is crucial to avoid burnout and to promote a good work-life balance.

Whilst it’s important for individual’s to take care of their own wellbeing. As the employer, there is a responsibility to support mental health and wellbeing strategies for a more agile and remote workforce.

We aim to transform human resources processes. Giving companies the technology they need to bridge the gaps that have appeared as the workforce has moved home. It hasn’t been easy, so we think it’s time to reward employees with perks and the ‘fun stuff’.