It’s been 30 months since I last worked full time at my office. These 2 days, I had the opportunity to go in to office to work, and it was just oh so awesome! I have totally forgotten the feeling of working in the office, chatting with colleagues and collaborating with them in discussions face-to-face. All these simple stuff which I took for granted before Covid are really blessings in life.
Over the past 2.5 years, I have been blessed to have been granted the opportunity to build up my home office into a space which I can work effectively. From a single laptop to work from, my company has allowed me to build it into a proper home office with a proper office table, monitors, keyboard, speaker phone, aircond, etc, Looking back, I thank God for the blessing in helping me to go thru Covid in such a comfortable manner. I am really grateful that God has watched over me and my family during those very tough times.
Here are my opinions on the differences between working in an office and at a home office. Both has its pros and cons and a hybrid work environment where I can get the benefits from both is actually quite ideal.
|No assigned or dedicated workspace. I basically work from my laptop only.||I have a room setup for me to work comfortably in and with ergonomic setup.|
|Opportunity of having collaboration with my team face to face||Virtual meetings only|
|Able to know my team in a closer manner with the active interaction face to face||Takes longer time to build the camaraderie with new colleagues|
|Impressive office setup and the sense of belonging as an employee in the company||N/A|
|Work happens mainly in the office, so work hours are more focused during a particular duration||Work happens at any time of a day, can be endless and cause overwork|
|Dressing up as an employee gives us a sense of pride working for the company||Being able to work in any attire is easy and relaxing but lacks the professional feeling of being at work|