As long as you get the work done!
Nearly every facet of life transitioned online in 2020.
But one significant change is the shift from working in person to working online. If we had been told that a time would come where work from home would be the "new normal", I am sure we would have dismissed it because it seemed simply impossible about 5 to 10 years ago.
However, presently, we can count 6 out of 10 Ghanaians who work remotely in one way or the other. It is even so typical that some companies can function remotely without a physical location.
Remote work – A blessing in disguise
Working remotely is a concept catalysed by the global pandemic.
It may be a blessing in more ways than one but might also have its pitfalls.
Firstly, who knew that technology would catch up faster with us with the "help" of COVID-19? With the rise in technology, robots and other technological advancements, life has been more straightforward. From ordering food from an app at home to grocery shopping from your couch, life has undoubtedly gotten simpler with technology. Not to mention the carbon footprint reduction, with less paper and other materials being used, which have been replaced with technology.
Economically speaking, working from home has been a blessing for most. Now, you do not have to spend money in and out of work five days a week. Imagine how much you would save because you do not have to buy a full fuel tank or pay outrageous transport prices.
Especially in an economy where breathing is a guaranteed 20-100 cedis ($2-$10). But let's not forget the high data charges of staying online and connected. With the telecommunications companies capitalising on it (yikes!), is it a blessing in disguise, then?