Since the beginning of the modern office, employers have traditionally enforced a rigid 9-to-5 office schedule, believing that it was the only way to function effectively.
The pandemic has permanently changed the way we work. Companies that used to function completely in person may now allow for hybrid and remote positions, enabling employees to work the way they prefer, tend to personal responsibilities, and achieve a better work-life balance. While there are challenges associated with both remote and in-office work environments, there may be one that’s better suited to you than the other.
If you work in an office, your employer may have recently given you the option to choose whether you work from the office, your home, or a combination of the two. If you aren’t sure which option will be best for your professional and personal life, take our quiz below to find out which work option suits you best!
Can you maintain work life balance while working from home?
Do you require flexibility in your work schedule to accommodate personal or professional commitments?
Does the commute to work bother you?
Is it hard for you to refocus after attending company activities and trainings
Are you easily distracted by co-workers?
Do you prefer digital communication to face-to-face communication?
Do you prefer working individually to working with others?
Are you experienced enough in your job responsibilities to feel confident carrying them out at home by yourself?
Can you communicate digitally as well as you communicate in person?
Do you have the IT skills to fix your own computer issues?
Does your company provide sufficient communication methods to stay connected to the office?
Would your job be fulfilling without social interaction with your coworkers?
Could you effectively participate in important meetings virtually?
In-Office or Remote: Which Work Location Option Is Right for You?
These traits make you a great candidate for the remote work lifestyle!
You're a thoughtful, introspective person who thrives on the peace and quiet of your home workspace. Some of your best ideas arise during personal brainstorm time. You aren't opposed to social interaction, but you may not necessarily need it to feel fulfilled in your work.On the other hand, you might have a big, extroverted personality that places high value on work relationships, but personal responsibilities keep you home — so you find ways to stay connected to office culture. You've never needed supervision to stay on task; you are self-motivated and productive for your own personal gratification.You excel in nonverbal communication because it gives you time to carefully craft your words and communicate ideas and sentiments effectively.
You belong in the office!
While working remotely during the pandemic, you found that home is too distracting to be a permanent work arrangement. You like being in the office because your workspace has been tailored for your job, which puts you in the right mindset and boosts your productivity.You are energized by office relationships and prefer in-person communication to company chats, emails, calls, or texts. Maybe you live alone and the majority of your social interaction comes from the workplace — or maybe you have a job position that requires constant collaboration with coworkers or clients in person.Either way, you can always be found in the most social corners of the office, and you'd never think of missing out on any company activities or lunch outings — and people love you for it!