The coronavirus pandemic has quickly changed the way people around the world work. Now, telecommuting and attending virtual meetings has become the norm and it is likely that this way of working will last beyond coronavirus
“At the moment, it is difficult to look past next week. But I think when the COVID pandemic is behind us, we will have the space to reflect on how the industry can be more resilient,” said Niall Patrick Walsh, senior editor at ArchDaily. “There are a number of factors that intersect this — how can architecture practices make their workflows more resilient to physical disruption? What softwares are we currently not making full use of? What about the spaces we design? If remote working is going to become a bigger part of our future, what does that mean for residential design?”
Editor Eric Baldwin added that this will be a time for professions to slow down and address unhealthy work cultures, like those who encourage all-nighters and always being on. Now is the best time to identify what does not work in promoting productivity and efficiency in the workplace.
Just like in an office, it is important to keep your digital and home workplace organized when working remotely. This means learning to use digital processes to work smarter, create organized files that are easily found and accessed and limit time spent in front of your screen as it can cause damage to your sleep pattern.