According to a study, people working from home in the pandemic spoke less frequently with colleagues outside their team and took longer to engage with new hires, compared to when they worked in the office before Covid-19.
The study looked at the communication habits of 61,000 Microsoft staff while the company was working remotely during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.
South Africa’s frequently-adjusted overall framework for alert levels has long suggested that those who can work from home will be at least strongly encouraged to do so.
Thomas and Skhumba wanted to know about the impact of working from home and whether it actually worked out for the company Kaya 959 listeners worked for.
Companies must make working from home a new nom. I go every where with my laptop becz Teams rings non stop but working more hard more than at work push till late so that they won’t call me. #loveworkingfromhome #ThomasAndSkhumba #weloveitinthemorning @KayaOnAir @thomasmsengana pic.twitter.com/DYB9C7VGKO
— SillyB (@Silly39149860) September 15, 2021
The only thing i miss about the office is the employee discounts from the retailers at work, otherwise I’m happy, less stressed and i get to have daily naps. Disadvantage, when there’s deadlines/ crisis we work longer hours #ThomasAndSkhumba
— Kgadi Ya Bakone (@MatlalaMiss) September 15, 2021
Guys firstly my partner is self employed from sewing machine, drilling outside sometimes the kokoting, then I come invading his space with my laptop eyeside ya teng😂 #ThomasAndSkhumba
— Mookgo (@Mookgo29) September 15, 2021
Working from home ke scam. We are working long hours, there is no beginning and end. Plus we miss our office hubbies 😂😂😂😂#ThomasAndSkhumba
— Lolo Maselwane (@Lols157) September 15, 2021
Working from home is good, No need to wash clothes every weekend or even iron. For us people who tend to rest before getting work done is 👌 please change the news background song to amapiano. Did you here the one that played on the guy with mistaken identity? #ThomasAndSkhumba
— Tebza Mrembula ¶ (@MrembulaTeboho) September 15, 2021
Kaya 959 listeners also have varying takes on how working from home has worked for them: