The pandemic has reinforced the changing expectations for today’s workers - Forbes even used the term “freelance accelerator,” shrinking the difference between a freelancer and an employee as both are working remotely.
Is your productivity suffering due to COVID fatigue? According to Psychology Today, COVID fatigue is when an individual suffers from negative emotions including boredom, loneliness, sadness, frustration, anxiety, fear, anger, and resentment brought on by social distancing restrictions, forced isolation, and cancelled social engagements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re dealing with COVID fatigue and your productivity is suffering, fear not!
The outbreak of COVID-19 has forever changed the landscape of Corporate America. With more employees working from home this past year due to the virus outbreak, many employers are making a permanent shift to work-from-home cultures. But while some employees are thriving in their work-from-home environment, those who struggle with accountability, self-discipline, and creating structure, among other skills, are struggling to overcome the many distractions faced in a work-from-home setting.
With the sudden shift to remote working that has taken place over the past few weeks, we’ve seen more and more people start using Kiwi as a way to become more productive while working from home and facilitate better collaboration among distributed teams.
Although many of us have been able to transition to working remotely, some aren’t that lucky. Countless businesses have been forced to close their doors resulting in millions of workers losing their jobs and their livelihoods. The restaurant industry has been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, companies both large and small are restricting travel and asking employees to work remotely to help prevent the virus from spreading. While telecommuting has been growing and gaining acceptance with employers over the past decade, this sudden shift to remote work presents near-term challenges for both employers and workers.