We all have spent a lot of time working from home in the past year and even this year, which led us to gain new habits, some of them are good while others are bad. Since we all started adapting to the new imposed norms, some of these habits need to disappear, especially if you’re back to working from the office.
As you know, working from the office is a whole different mood and atmosphere and it is completely different from working from home.
So, if you’re about to get back to your office or you’re already back, here are some bad working from home habits that you need to lose.
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1- Lack of Communications
Working from home can lead some employees to limit their communication.
This is one of the bad habits that you need to get rid of before working from the office; if you will start operating from the company then you need to know how to communicate with your colleagues. Communication will help you form relationships with them and build connections, and this is required for any employee.
Home is always related to relaxing, so working from home can make some people procrastinate.
There are some people who are more productive at home and some don’t do well. If you’re one of those who are not productive at home and always procrastinate, then don’t bring this into the office.
When you’re working from the office, you have to be focused and full of energy; you’re also committed to a certain number of hours to finish your tasks, if you procrastinate, you will find yourself wasting a lot of time, which will lead you to miss deadlines.
3- Unorganized Spaces
Some people can gain the habit of being messy when they’re working from home, but they have to lose it when they’re back at the office.
One of the reasons that can affect your performance and make you feel unproductive is messiness. Unorganized spaces are a huge factor in losing motivation, you can’t work at a messy office. You may get used to it when you’re working from home, but it’s different when you’re working from your office.
4- Unorganized Time
Slacking and procrastinating can lead to unorganized time and you definitely don’t need that at your office.
When you’re working from home you have much time in your hands as you’re saving commute time; this will give the privilege of having extra time for sleep or for even finishing many tasks per day. At home, you won’t pay too much attention to organizing your time since you can finish all your tasks even after working hours.
This can’t be brought to the office! You need to organize your time because if it’s not organized, you will find yourself missing deadlines and facing many problems at work.
Working from home actually taught us to multitask but you have to give it up when you’re back at the office.
Most people when they were working from home, could do many things at the same time, they can have an online meeting while cooking, eating, or even watching the kids. Multitasking can cause some people to lack focus and if you’re one of those people, then don’t bring that to your office.
Don’t multitask when you’re working from the office, you can’t work on two tasks at the same time or do something else while working on a project. Multitasking might make you miss out on details when you’re working, which can lead to huge problems.
6- Lack of Teamwork
Lack of communication will make you get used to working alone, which will make you not cooperative with your team.
If you gave up teamwork when you were working from home, you need to get it back. Being in the office is all about teamwork and collaborating with your colleagues. You will be able to work with your team when you start communicating again; both are related.
What other habits you will be leaving when you get back to your office?