Until a little over a year ago working from home seemed like the ideal plan. The pandemic, however, has changed this and many now miss the office. But, if you can choose, what are the best and worst days to work from home?
Many consider that working from home is ideal since not having to drive to the office, not spending on transportation, not having to buy food outside the home, and being able to work in comfortable clothes are real advantages.
Others want to be back in the office as soon as possible because at home there are too many distractions and they turn out to be less productive, according to Yahoo! Finance.
A mixed routine, like working one week at the office and another at home, or maybe a few days at home and the rest at the office is also gaining popularity. This depends on how feasible and convenient it is for the employer and the employee.
Before the pandemic, Mondays were the most difficult days to work, Tuesday to Thursday were busy days and Fridays were fast-paced, part-time days, ideal to start our social life.
Today, however, this has changed.
Probably, if you ask someone what day they prefer to work from home, they will answer Monday and Friday, for reasons that seem obvious.
And this is confirmed by a survey recently conducted in Australia, which shows that Mondays and Fridays are the least popular days to go to the office.
But not going to the office on Mondays and Fridays can be a problem, since it can significantly affect our productivity, and hurt our results.
Prodoscore, a firm that uses artificial intelligence to measure productivity, found that on Mondays and Fridays there is a considerable decline in employee performance.
Offices tend to be emptier at the beginning and end of the week, and with the pandemic, this trend has grown.
But for a company, the lack of activity in the office these days is not convenient because people who are working there may mistakenly perceive that it is a day without activity.
Experts on the subject suggest that alternation is highly recommended, so as not to stop being productive and to take advantage of the benefits of remote work, which benefit the company and workers, and for INC magazine, the perfect day to work from home is Wednesday because then the five-day workweek is divided in half and this can feel like a little "Saturday."
This does not mean that it is a day off, but that leaving the office every other day helps us to relax and be more productive.