Is it just me or does working from home seem to end up meaning you work more hours than you are supposed to?
I think it is all to do with not having to commute. In the days before lock-down you had to leave the office in time to catch your train and the commute to work was quiet time where you could read or do something else without being disturbed. Working from home seems to make you permanently available. This is great for your employer but not good for your work-life balance.
I must admit that my employer is very hot on staff wellbeing though and are all about fitting your working day around your life. This means that video conferences often involve pets or young children. Personally, I don’t have any problem with this as I feel it makes people more human. Too many managers try to alienate themselves from their staff. The more relaxed approach makes for a much happier working relationship.

By Dave

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