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Work Culture / Workforce in 2022: Productivity Challenges with Remote Work

Introduction:

There has been a huge shift in our employment. The office work culture has been partially replaced by hybrid/remote/flexible work. It served well during the pandemic when meeting in person was not possible. The hybrid work model and distributed teams are something that has changed the talent landscape.

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Team-building Activities You Can Do Online

The phrase team-building gets a mixed response. For some, it represents fond memories of messing around with coworkers, feeling like you're featuring in a sitcom for a day. For others, it might be a day of awkward small talk and patronising professionals who got paid an undisclosed amount telling you to do trust falls and puzzles. Social capital is a concept that gives real value to our relationships and how we interact with each other. Teams that get on well and respect each other are more valuable than teams that only interact through emails and therefore have greater social capital.  Here are some easy-to-do team-building activities that are perfect for working from home. 

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5 Underrated Perks of Remote Working

Almost half of the population worked from home at some point in 2020, and many experienced the benefits of remote working for the first time. With the average UK commute time increasing every year, the ten-second commute from the bedroom to the home office is more alluring than ever. However this is not the only upside to working remotely, we are here to show you 5 underrated perks of remote working that you didn't know you’re missing.

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How to Take Effective Breaks Whilst Working from Home

The average office worker has their lunch break routine to a tee. Many choose to  head to the nearest café for hot food after they failed to scrape together something edible before work. Over the years these trips out can rack up to shocking amounts, but it almost seems worth it just to be able to get away from the desk. Lunch breaks aren’t our only timeouts; water cooler chats and coffee runs also help workers unwind, if not just for a moment. However, these routines get broken when people transition to working from home and end up taking ineffective breaks that hamper their productivity.

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Top 7 Reasons Why Hybrid Working Is the Future

If you thought office cubicles and desk-bound meetings were the best way to get the job done, think again! An increasing number of people are working from home, at least flexibly, and this trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. In fact, many people who work remotely say that they get more done in fewer hours than they did when they were stuck in the office. This raises the question: why do so many people work from home? We’ve come up with 7 of the top reasons why remote working is the future of the workplace.

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remote worker listening to a must-listen podcast for remote workers recommended by the remote working virtual platform Wurkr

6 Must-Listen Podcasts for Remote Workers

Nothing quite beats listening to a podcast on your morning walk or mid-afternoon break. Getting more work done and staying productive while you’re at it can be incredibly difficult when you’re working remotely—if you can find the time to listen to podcasts at all. While there are certainly fewer podcasts designed specifically with remote workers in mind, it’s still possible to find ones that can help you become more productive and get your work done, whether you listen during your commute or while on break at work. At Wurkr, we are massive fans of podcasts and so we have created a list of our favorite must-listen podcasts for remote workers. 

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a remote worker struggling with work from home and committing the 6 unforgivable remote working mistakes everyone makes

The 6 Unforgivable Remote Working Mistakes Everyone Makes

The era of remote working is here, and it is here to stay. In comparison to their in-office colleagues, remote workers are more productive, more engaged, and produce higher quality work. However, without the right kind of management, remote workers can struggle to get their work done—or worse, decide that they just don’t want to work at all! That’s why Wurkr was created: to make remote working more manageable and enjoyable for managers and workers alike. Here are the six unforgivable remote working mistakes everyone makes, as well as how Wurkr can help you prevent them!

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Posts about:

Remote Work (3)

Work Culture / Workforce in 2022: Productivity Challenges with Remote Work

Introduction:

There has been a huge shift in our employment. The office work culture has been partially replaced by hybrid/remote/flexible work. It served well during the pandemic when meeting in person was not possible. The hybrid work model and distributed teams are something that has changed the talent landscape.

Read More

Team-building Activities You Can Do Online

The phrase team-building gets a mixed response. For some, it represents fond memories of messing around with coworkers, feeling like you're featuring in a sitcom for a day. For others, it might be a day of awkward small talk and patronising professionals who got paid an undisclosed amount telling you to do trust falls and puzzles. Social capital is a concept that gives real value to our relationships and how we interact with each other. Teams that get on well and respect each other are more valuable than teams that only interact through emails and therefore have greater social capital.  Here are some easy-to-do team-building activities that are perfect for working from home. 

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5 Underrated Perks of Remote Working

Almost half of the population worked from home at some point in 2020, and many experienced the benefits of remote working for the first time. With the average UK commute time increasing every year, the ten-second commute from the bedroom to the home office is more alluring than ever. However this is not the only upside to working remotely, we are here to show you 5 underrated perks of remote working that you didn't know you’re missing.

Read More

How to Take Effective Breaks Whilst Working from Home

The average office worker has their lunch break routine to a tee. Many choose to  head to the nearest café for hot food after they failed to scrape together something edible before work. Over the years these trips out can rack up to shocking amounts, but it almost seems worth it just to be able to get away from the desk. Lunch breaks aren’t our only timeouts; water cooler chats and coffee runs also help workers unwind, if not just for a moment. However, these routines get broken when people transition to working from home and end up taking ineffective breaks that hamper their productivity.

Read More

Top 7 Reasons Why Hybrid Working Is the Future

If you thought office cubicles and desk-bound meetings were the best way to get the job done, think again! An increasing number of people are working from home, at least flexibly, and this trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. In fact, many people who work remotely say that they get more done in fewer hours than they did when they were stuck in the office. This raises the question: why do so many people work from home? We’ve come up with 7 of the top reasons why remote working is the future of the workplace.

Read More
remote worker listening to a must-listen podcast for remote workers recommended by the remote working virtual platform Wurkr

6 Must-Listen Podcasts for Remote Workers

Nothing quite beats listening to a podcast on your morning walk or mid-afternoon break. Getting more work done and staying productive while you’re at it can be incredibly difficult when you’re working remotely—if you can find the time to listen to podcasts at all. While there are certainly fewer podcasts designed specifically with remote workers in mind, it’s still possible to find ones that can help you become more productive and get your work done, whether you listen during your commute or while on break at work. At Wurkr, we are massive fans of podcasts and so we have created a list of our favorite must-listen podcasts for remote workers. 

Read More
a remote worker struggling with work from home and committing the 6 unforgivable remote working mistakes everyone makes

The 6 Unforgivable Remote Working Mistakes Everyone Makes

The era of remote working is here, and it is here to stay. In comparison to their in-office colleagues, remote workers are more productive, more engaged, and produce higher quality work. However, without the right kind of management, remote workers can struggle to get their work done—or worse, decide that they just don’t want to work at all! That’s why Wurkr was created: to make remote working more manageable and enjoyable for managers and workers alike. Here are the six unforgivable remote working mistakes everyone makes, as well as how Wurkr can help you prevent them!

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