Monday, January 4, 2021

Can WFH really make better workplace?

Much hyped round of discussions going on WFH going to be New Normal and to be continued in 2021 has various aspects and let me put my two cents and views on this topic.

And Before coming to the point, I would like to stress upon Multi Tasking which is a myth as the switching of attention is a 4 step process that necessarily happens sequentially. And that's why we find ourselves saying - "Now where was I?' when interrupted in the middle of something. He says - A person who is interrupted takes 50% longer to accomplish a task and makes up to 50% more errors!

To me this is affecting many even more severely while working from home. Lack of a quiet and undistracted work area keeps robbing us of that focused attention we want to give to work and finish off tasks. Leaving us inefficient and forcing us to work longer hours.

Also, WFH is asking us to use home premises which is not originally meant to focus and concentrate like office setup as we are using spaces made for some other purpose of leisure and rest.