NOVA SCOTIA, Canada – The coronavirus pandemic changed the world into a planet of remote workers, but several months into the pandemic some companies and individuals are still grappling with the challenges of working apart.
Employees have more distractions at home, and some can find it harder to focus. Questions persist, such as: Can video conferencing be as effective as in-person communicating? Will workplace culture – and production – suffer from a lack of traditional human interaction?
“Many companies and employees weren’t prepared for this major life switch,” Cynthia Spraggs, a veteran of working remotely, author of “How To Work From Home And Actually Get SH*T Done,” and CEO of Virtira, a virtual company that helps other businesses work remotely, said. “Compan