Every office is now a home office. Maybe it's a corner of a dining table. Maybe it's the kind of private office virtually no one has anymore, just tucked away in a den or basement. But unless you've been a full-time work-from-home (WFH) type since before the arrival of COVID-19, this is still uncharted territory, full of missteps, problems, and unexpected consequences.
Here's some issues tech experts have discovered in the brave new WFH world.
Josh Goldman: "While I work from home regularly, I don't have the dedicated workspace that everyone recommends. It's never really been an issue, but now with my kids at home, finding a quiet spot to work is suddenly about as easy as finding Charmin at the store."
Lori Grunin: "I can't work from home. My chair isn't high enough, so my back is killing me, I don't have enough space to spread out, and on top of that, I can't concentrate at all."
David Katzmaier: "My basement, where I have my main 'home office' desk, is a visual disaster that makes a terrible backdrop for Zoom calls. The first thing I did was create a decent backdrop with a bookshelf and some knicknacks in another corner of the basement."
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