COVID-19, the pandemic has been emotionally challenging and psychologically depressing for many people. The shift to this “New Normal” had been sudden and not gradual, making it more unsettling and changing day-to-day life in most unexpected ways. All sections of the workforce including full and part-time employees, their employers, agents, vendors and outbound staff were all derailed while playing a new role to protect themselves and each other in order to prevent further spread of the disease.
To break the chain and arrest the spread of COVID-19, first of all, the schools and malls were ordered shut down across the country by the government and then due to stringent measures such as full and partial lockdown business establishment started asking their employees to Work From Home (WFH) where possible. Of course, certain industries like steel and other metal manufacturing plants, mines etc were working under reduced staff as it is a continuous process and cannot be stopped or shifted. However, the office staff of such industries and all other industries such as in tech, customer service, in tele-calling, or if your entire work is on a computer, then for a better and larger interest to stay safe and to keep your near and dear once protected from the onslaught of the pandemic, there was no alternative other than to shift your work station from your office to home.
Work from home presents new challenges, in this time of the pandemic, but along with these challenges lies the immense opportunity for new methodologies to emerge. With a positive frame of mind and with a bit of effort, you can stay productive while protecting yourself and your loved ones.