After weeks of working from home, do you catch yourself thinking that it’s easier said than done? Or maybe working from home is second nature to you, and the recent weeks have helped you slow down in ways you never thought possible.
According to Hetal Doshi, organisational psychologist and CEO of O Psych, the #WFH movement has already held appeal to many Malaysian companies regardless of the recent changes caused by Covid-19.
“In a study that we did with 20 leaders in Malaysia, it was clear that working from home was already an arrangement that was considered prior to Covid-19,” says Doshi, who is also a certified professional coach. “But for a majority of them, it was never fully launched.”
As an organisational psychologist, Hetal Doshi works closely with organisations to help them achieve their business transformation goals, offering analytics-driven predictions and strategies on how to engage effectively with employees to this end.
“Many people are commenting that #WFH has led to a busier life for them. In a poll on our MentalHealth@Work Facebook Group, we had over 73% of respondents saying they were 'busier than ever',” says Doshi. “This doesn’t necessarily mean that working from home in general leads to a busier life, it just means that working from home due to the impact of Covid-19 and the MCO has led to a busier life.”
The self-confessed #WFH proponent shares the common pitfalls to avoid when working remotely, along with practical tips on maximising productivity from home.