It may sound attractive, but in real terms working from home is pretty challenging. With shelter-in place, curfews or other restrictions in place due to the pandemic, employers across the world are adapting protocols for remote working. We need to keep our economies moving and to do this teleworking is a priority for all.
As the pandemic is shaking our global economy and is also disrupting the way we all live, work and conduct our business, many rapid changes are taking place. Trends which had started a few years ago such as telecommuting, telemedicine, online shopping, home delivery services etc are also expanding and increasing very rapidly. Even in business, possessing the ability to team up and collaborate effectively while being far apart, is very vital for success.
The world is changing and with it the need to be flexible and adaptable is also increasing. The current crisis we are facing may have long term repercussions, in terms of our jobs, way of life etc. We need to prepare ourselves for these changes. Some of the key skills and abilities which may help us at such a juncture are our transferable skills, which we can use to be successful in many different areas of our lives, socially as well as professionally.
We are living in a highly stressful and changing world. The current global crisis is having a major impact on our lives. The uncertainty of the future may make us stop and think – Is it a time for all of us to look inwards, to think about ourselves and our family, to rethink our lifestyles, to examine our priorities in life and really make decisions on what we need to do for the future?
We are all going through tough times with rising cost of living, job insecurity and other stresses on our lives. All these factors put a strain on our health and also our personal relationships at home. However, just because you are facing problems in life and maybe feeling down and out does not mean that you become a cynic and adopt a pessimist attitude towards life.
Those people who possess the ability to work hard and be able to respond in a flexible and strong manner to any failure or adversity are resilient and this quality enables them to focus, stick to their goals and come out successful.
Few people are born mentally tough but it is possible to cultivate and develop this trait which is very vital in today’s world.
Having a positive mindset gives us more confidence and also helps to improve our mood. The upside to this is that it helps us enjoy better health and prevents the likelihood of developing any stress related disorders. The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been proven in many scientific studies. Those people who are optimistic enough to see the glass as half-full are certainly happier than those who are taking a pessimistic view of the world and see the glass as half empty.
So, learning to think positively is definitely worthwhile.
Performance management processes have undergone dramatic changes in recent years, the reasons being quite simple. Times are becoming volatile, fast changing and complex. Further the rate at which technological, political and social changes are taking place is also accelerating. So organizations are focusing on what they think works best for them, their businesses and also what helps their employees perform best for themselves and their company.