Due to the current Corona Pandemic, I have been making my first home office experience for a week now. I have always imagined it very pleasant to work from home and many things are going as expected. I can sleep a valuable time longer and still start working at the same time. Even after work, just taking off the headset and turning off the laptop to go to leisure time is very pleasant. But there are also some disadvantages that you might not be aware of before your first day at work in your own four walls. For example, the neighbor who works on his hedges and trees with a brush-cutter and chain saw can be a distraction and make it difficult to concentrate. What I particularly miss, however, are the short coffee breaks and lunch with the other trainees. Generally it was very quiet around me on the first day.
From the second day on, however, there was already a solution for this problem. Since then I have a meeting every working day on a TeamSpeak server with some other trainees. So we can help each other with questions and problems. It also creates an office-like atmosphere, which in turn benefits my motivation. If I encounter a problem that even my trainee colleagues can’t solve, I can quickly reach my instructor either with a message or a phone call via Microsoft Teams. Most of the usual meetings in my team were also held online before the home office, so there are no major changes.
Even though I like working from home so far, I’ll be glad when the crisis is over and everything returns to normal. For my later professional life after the training, I can imagine an alternation of home office and regular office life.