One thing to keep mind of during these times, is that working remotely is not something uncommon. A conducted in 2018 study stated that 70% of professionals around the world telecommute at least once a week with over 53% of the workforce working half a week or more. It may seem like an entirely new and sometimes exhausting experience spending so much time working from home, but it may be comfortable to know that it is not an uncommon occurrence.
Over the last decade we have seen a revolution in amenity-driven work spaces, that try to cater for as many people as possible – from Dog, Cat, and Rat lovers, to Ping Pong players, Yoga chillers and Tropical-Leaf flavoured tea drinkers…oh, and let’s not forget the mushroom coffee fans.
Back in 1930, a well-respected British Economist named John Maynard Keynes, predicted that in 2030 the standard of living would be 4-8x higher than during his time, and due to a growth in wages, people would only need to work 15 hours per week – creating a `leisure class´.
Being passionate about your work is important. We all know that. We are told to talk about our “passion for the job” in every job application and interview we do. But once you are in the workplace, is that passion being used against you – for the benefit of your boss, or company?
Trying to make key business decisions has always been hard, even before we had the luxury of super-smart and super-fast computers that could churn out multiple data points for us to analyse, digest, analyse again - and take action on. Some would say that our access to data has in fact created more confusion, stress, and inaction - than actually provided any real analytical benefits.