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How Family Time During Remote Work Can Improve Your Business Strategy

  • Having family members present while working remotely can significantly distract you from your workflow, but there are advantages to this setup as well
  • Spouses, children, and others in the household can be a surprisingly valuable resource in brainstorming and creativity
  • Spending some time with family can be a good way to spend a much-needed break

Employees who have been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic have found both advantages and disadvantages with this setup. The workday is usually more flexible and free of the irritating commute, but it also results in more distractions and an erosion of the work-home divide.

Those who are caring for children or other family members while working remotely may find it especially difficult to strike a balance. Employers have been encouraged to communicate with their employees to understand each worker’s situation, and to embrace more flexible workdays to assist them.

A recent article on highlights how family time can be beneficial to remote workers. Discussing work issues with a spouse or children can lead to unexpectedly creative ideas, or highlight shortcomings in your company’s products, services, or messaging. It can also be rewarding to take a break and spend time with family to refresh yourself before diving back into work.

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