Will working from home become the new norm?

home office

By Alexa Low

With many employees now working from home, some are finding the transition difficult while others prefer the new home office.

Quincy Fuehne and the rest of her household is now working from home.

To maximize space, she converted her basement into a makeshift office.

“A couple weeks ago, my company, the U.S. branch, decided to start working from home. Now, we’ve had our Turkey team, Singapore team, and U.S. all working from home,” Fuehne said.

Besides hosting meetings online rather than in person, her position and day-to-day actives hasn’t changed much. In fact, she feels she gets more done now than she did before.

Fuehne has the chance to be more productive without the typical office distractions, but these distractions are what she misses the most.

“I think the hardest part about working from home is not having the in-office distractions, so no having a coworker to just chat about life with for ten minutes or not going out for an hour lunch and just having that break. Now, I’m home and I stay home and I work continuously.” Fuehne explained.

Not having her hour commute to work is a positive that comes with working from home.

“That commute gives me time to think and decompress but also that’s two hours out of my day that I am sitting in a car and I realize that’s a lot, because now I have a lot more time in my evening than I did before,” Fuehne said.

Through the positives and negatives, Fuehne believes this experience will lead to more opportunities to work from home in the future.

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