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Why home office can be more productive than office work

Top 5 not so obvious reasons why working at home can be more productive than working at the office.

  1. You are not bound to office opening hours. Lots of home office workers can shift some of their work to early morning hours or evening hours, so during the day time they can spend more time for their personal life. Which makes them more happy employees, which in turn makes them more productive and has a positive impact on their work and their company.
  2. You are less likely to call in sick. For one, if you are only mildly sick, you can probably still manage to get most of your work done from home. And second people tend to watch their health more closely these days, either to prevent being infected by Covid-19 in the first place, or to just prove corona virus warnings wrong.
  3. Usually it is more quiet at home than at work. Many people will claim the opposite, so here are some examples:
    - Noisy construction work can also be going on at your work place. You are just less likely to recognize it because you are more stressed out anyway.
    - There are simply far more people around at work than at home. And yes, they can also ignore your privacy chit chatting about private issues they might have experienced in their personal life while you are trying to concentrate and finish your deadline.
    - No, there are no children at work, but there are shoulder taps, banging doors, visiting customers, etc. It all depends on how sensitive every individual reacts to certain environmental distractions. Most parents for example are highly alert when their child is playing in the room next door, but can totally relax and shut off if 20 business customers are chit chatting next to them while waiting to get picked up. It's a matter of personal perception.
  4. People tend to be less late for online meetings, phone or video conferences. You don't accidentally run into "important talks" while on your way to the meeting room.
  5. Sometimes it pays off to "work smarter not harder". Sit back and take some time to think about a problem instead of hacking onto the keyboard for hours in order to appear busy.

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Coronavirus: The Age of the Internet

Right now on the Internet you read a lot about staying at home and washing your hands thoroughly to prevent further spread of the virus.

But way more important is what you don't read. I stumbled across the following online news article of the Jerusalem Post. Looks legit to me. Nevertheless I haven't read anything about those Israeli scientists anywhere else.

Neither denying nor confirming news articles like these is probably the worst thing officials in other countries can do. It ultimately leads to disorientation and panic.

Lessons learned: Today we already live in the age of the internet. But while infrastructure and communication services might be functioning pretty good, we still need to learn how to communicate effectively, and distribute the right news and information at the right time.

You better stick to your promises:
Israeli scientists: 'In a few weeks, we will have coronavirus vaccine' (MARCH 15, 2020)

https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israeli-scientists-In-three-weeks-we-will-have-coronavirus-vaccine-619101?fbclid=IwAR0kzurRC_hrK1AA3BWGZ8G-TYd91YhM7LhbeoYLQUZz7oGqBepgHFk8Yq4

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