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Remote Era No More - Jan 08, 2024 Newsletter
Is it the end of remote work? We reveal all...
There you are! 👋
We’ve got some news to share. (If you love remote work, you may like to sit down for this.) 2024 looks like the end of the WFH era. Let’s talk about it!
🎁 PLUS... A daily work planner up for grabs so you can stay on top of your to-dos.
Want a raise? Do this one thing 😶
If you’re wondering how to get a raise in 2024, this is the answer: give up your remote schedule and return to the office full time. Yup, that’s right: CEOs are thinking of tying gestures of employee recognition — such as raises and promotions — to office attendance.
The reason for this, according to a survey by KPMG, is that CEOs globally consider geopolitical uncertainty the biggest threat to business growth, are craving “certainty”, and have thus been re-evaluating their strategic priorities. This very reassessment has led to the prediction of a full return to the office by 2026. 😱
We don’t know about you, but we don’t really like the sound of this. In Gen Z words, it’s giving us the ick. Bonuses and promotions are there to reward hard-working individuals for, well, their hard work, and not their physical location.
Not to mention that hybrid work can help employees reduce their monthly spend greatly. With goods and essentials becoming increasingly more expensive (and CEOs earning salaries that are hundreds of times bigger than those of their staff), a full-time return to the office will do little more than add insult to injury for many.
Here’s to hoping that hybrid work doesn’t vanish into the void forever in the next few years! 😮💨
Getting the most out of remote work
Recent research tells us that remote work may soon become extinct, much like the dinosaurs. 🦖
But for one, it’s not predicted to happen for the next couple of years. And two, not every single company out there wants to bring employees back to the office (WFH is cheaper for both employers and employees in the long run).
Either way, we can still reap the benefits of remote work — while we still can, at least. 😅
1. Establish a dedicated workspace. Create a designated and organized workspace to enhance focus and to separate work from personal life, even within the confines of your home.
2. Set clear boundaries. Clearly define your work hours and communicate them to colleagues and family to maintain a healthy work–life balance.
3. Use technology wisely. Leverage collaboration tools and communication platforms effectively to stay connected with colleagues and ensure seamless workflow.
4. Take regular breaks. Incorporate short breaks into your schedule to refresh your mind and prevent burnout. This can contribute to sustained productivity throughout the day.
5. Maintain regular communication. Stay connected with your team through regular check-ins and updates. Effective communication is crucial for remote collaboration and fostering a sense of belonging within the team.
6. Combat eye strain. To do this, follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Also, ensure proper lighting and consider using blue light filtering glasses to minimize digital eye strain.
Plan your workday — the right way
Got lots to do and worried you might forget something? Today’s gift, the Daily Work Planner, will help you stay on top of everything. From your to-dos to your emails, you won’t ever have to worry about missing anything again.
Stay tuned for more awesome gifts…
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