Make Sure To Consider These Things Before Choosing An In-Office, Remote, Or Hybrid Work Setup (Part 2)


Personality Traits and Preferences

Your personality and preferences are important factors to consider as well. This whole pandemic has put the workforce in extreme situations, from working in the office full time to fully working from home. Reflect on your experience, as it can help you decide the ideal setup for you.

Simply compare your energy levels when you’re at the office as opposed to when you’re at home. Are you extroverted in a way that you get energised by being around other people? Or are you introverted to the point where physically interacting with others makes you feel drained and tired? Ask yourself what the best physical environment will help you thrive and concentrate on deep work.

Chances for Career Expansion

The kind of work setup you’ll pick will also have an effect on your career development. Proximity to an organisation’s leaders usually impact a company’s verdict in promoting employees. Still, there are those that reward their staff based on performance instead of visibility. To gauge this, look at how performance is assessed and acknowledged at your company.

After all, those without a robust internal network at their workplace could lose out on career opportunities if they choose to work either remotely or in a hybrid setup. However, if an employee holds solid connections with the company’s significant figures, then they won’t have to worry about missing out on any opportunity.

Personal Priorities

Although career goals are vital, your decision shouldn’t rest entirely on prospects of professional expansion. In the long run, you’ll be more fulfilled in a setup that will also allow space for personal priorities, from lifestyle and mental well-being to career goals. At the end of the day, it’s likely to lead to better performance at work, too.

Naturally, your priorities and professional aspirations might change at any moment, so what’s working fine for you currently might not work for you anymore after five year. Because of this, it is best to ask your boss about the amount of flexibility incorporated in either working remotely, in the office, or a mix of these two.

And even if you already have your preferred setup in place, we still recommend asking your employer if they are open to the possibility of you changing that arrangement in the future. Ultimately, the ideal work setup will always be the one that works best for you, the priorities you have in life, and the realities you might have to face at any given moment.

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